16 to 19 Tuition Fund
“The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19)."
For full information regarding the fund, its context and its implementation we encourage you to follow this link.
Please note that the information below is available as a downloadable PDF at the bottom of this page.
Which students can this funding support?
The 16-19 tuition fund is for students aged 16-19 who have not already achieved a grade 5 or above in GCSE English or GCSE Maths by the age of 16. Students with SEND are also eligible for support from this funding, as are students who have achieved a grade 4 or above, but would benefit from this extra support due to their learning being severely disrupted.
How will Bishop Challoner Sixth Form use the funding we have been allocated?
We will be allocating the majority of the funding to provide tuition for students resitting GCSE English and Maths. This tuition will be provided in small groups to ensure a level of support that can be tailored to each student’s individual needs.
The rest of the funding will ensure that students identified as having significant needs as a result of disruption to their education will be provided with additional subject specific support.
How large will group sizes be?
The groups receiving the extra support provided by the funding will be kept as small as possible, rarely exceeding 5 students and never exceeding 10.
How will we select the students that will benefit from this funding?
All students who have not yet secured a GCSE English and Maths grade of 4 or above will automatically qualify. Students internally identified from assessment data as having disproportionately struggled with disruption to their schooling will also qualify.
How will we measure the impact of this funding and extra support?
Existing internal systems will be used to track the progress of the students who have received additional support. Those students who have benefitted from the additional support will be monitored as an individual group and their progress tracked against calculated improvement based on pre 2020 data.
As a condition for receiving this funding Bishop Challoner Sixth Form happily commits to:
- This statement on our website explaining how we will use this funding in line with our guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students
- recording the use of the funding, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered, and retaining the necessary evidence of the tuition provided
- delivering the extra tuition and spending the associated funding in the 2020 to 2021 academic year
- notifying ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund for it to be reclaimed