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16-19 Tuition Fund Statement of Intent

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement of Intent

The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund, which is one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring-fenced funding designed to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding guidance states that:

  • Only students who did not achieve grade 5+ in English and/or Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund.
  • The fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English resit programmes, but can be used to support any course in which the student’s learning has been disrupted.
  • Providers should prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths, but if there is sufficient funding available they should consider whether any young people with a grade 4 also need catch up support.

At Langdon Park, we will ensure that we maximise the impact of this additional funding by working to the following principles:

  • We will target support based on attainment records and our knowledge of individual students and the disruption they have experienced to their learning.
  • Tuition support will be provided over and above the timetabled teaching for that course.
  • Support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, with identification of clear starting points, learning goals, expectations and outcomes. These will be agreed in partnership with the student.
  • Sessions will be run by subject specialist teachers or tutors.
  • Tuition will generally be offered on a group basis (ideally in groups of up to 3, but never more than 5 students at a time). Individual tuition may be offered where appropriate.

We are committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with government guidance by:

  • recording the use of the fund, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and evidence of the tuition provided
  • delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funding in the academic year 2020/21
  • notifying ESFA of any unspent funding for it to be reclaimed