16-19 Tuition Fund
What is the 16-19 tuition fund?
The 16-19 tuition fund is funding that is ring fenced for Sixth Form institutions to support students and mitigate disruption to learning arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. All sixth form learners will also have 40 additional hours in their learning aims across the year to support all students to help ensure gaps in learning caused by disruption to education are bridged and is aimed at uplifting hours to bring us closer to high performing international comparator countries.
- The funding is being used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds where their learning has been disrupted and they;
- have not achieved a grade 6 in GCSE English and/or GCSE maths at age 16 and would need catch-up support
- are from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country (based on the index of multiple deprivation) and would need catch-up support
- are economically disadvantaged, therefore meeting the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund eligibility criteria and would need catch-up support to reach their full potential (even where their prior attainment is high)
Although targeted students are identified based on their prior attainment in English and Maths, the funding can be used to support students in their learning across a variety of subjects.
Examples of disruption that these students have face / will face include assessments being deferred due to lockdown or self-isolation, falling behind in their learning due to long / multiple periods of self-isolation and not being able to complete external examinations due to positive COVID-19 cases.
How will St Martin’s Sixth Form use the funding?
At St Martin’s Sixth Form, we intend to utilise the funding to provide additional support to small groups of students (3-5, 7 in exceptional circumstances) that have not yet achieved a grade 6 in Maths or English. Within this cohort targeted student intervention will be focused on as follows:
- Students that have yet to achieve a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or Maths
- Students that are currently in Year 13 as a priority and then Year 12 if funding allows.
We intend to use the fund by running additional small group classes for these students during the school day and as twilight sessions, or by offering tuition from specific subject specialists that may be hired to provide support.