The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £96 million one-off funding for the 2021 to 2022 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). The Island VI Form will ensure the funding allocation is used in accordance with the purposes detailed in the guidance: 16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund.
The purpose of the fund is:
To ensure students reach their full potential despite any disruption to their education caused by the pandemic.
To mitigate for any disruption in learning especially on vocational courses where practical delivery and/or assessment has been deferred because of lockdown(s)
The funding will be used to support students whose learning has been disrupted due to the pandemic with a focus predominantly, but not exclusively, on GCSE Maths and English attainment. Learners who do not have Grade 5-9 in GCSE English and/or Maths at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund. Students will be identified in line with the GCSE criteria in the guidance. Tuition delivery will be a maximum of 5 students at any one-time utilising qualified staff to help support their individual needs over and above the teaching timetable.
We will adopt a thorough approach to initial assessment, on an individual basis with each student, to carefully review grades on entry and to establish current gaps in knowledge & skills. Starting-point assessments will form part of this assessment and will help to identify eligible students who most need this support.