Corona Virus Information Parents, Guardians and Students

16-19 Tuition Fund

What is the 16 – 19 Tuition Fund?

The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for the 21-22 academic year only. The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been impaired by the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund is being used for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, maths and vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old learners and those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This tuition is in addition to the planned study programme hours.

Who will be supported through this fund?

The funding supports 16-19 year old students enrolling from September 2021 who have not yet achieved a grade 5 GCSE in English and/or maths. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies – are also supported by this provision.

The College is using this fund to provide:

  • Small group teaching to targeted students in GCSE English and Maths
  • Individual and small group support to targeted students for mentoring and general educational support purposes, drawn from students without GCSE English or maths
  • One full time additional learning mentor role to provide support to all students with disclosed learning needs.  This support is a mix of 1 to 1 and ​small group work.
  • A Student Wellbeing Officer has been recruited into a senior pastoral role in order assist and triage cases where students are experiencing mental health or other difficulties. The College took the view during the first lockdown that this additional support would be required given the context of the pandemic