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Tuition Fund for 16-19

 16 to 19 Tuition Fund

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Trinity Sixth Form will use the 16-19 tuition fund to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to Covid-19 in the academic year 2021 to 2022.


What is the 16 to 19 tuition fund?

The ESFA has made funding available to schools to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus. The funding can be used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds on a study programme where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE Maths and / or English grade of 4 or below at age 16. Although the support is targeted based on prior attainment in maths/English, the funding is not limited to support in these subjects, and will be provided according to need across a variety of subjects. It is also for students who have a grade 4 or English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation

Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

How will we use the 16-19 tuition fund?

  1. The funding will be used for the development of maths skills. GCSE Re-sit preparation sessions for those students who have not achieved a grade 4 in maths at GCSE will be timetabled throughout the course of the year. This tuition will be in addition to students’ normal timetabled GCSE maths lessons and will be in groups of no more than seven.
  2. Support to improve engagement for learners with SEND where students are underachieving as highlighted by report data

Trinity Sixth Form is committed to ensuring the fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:

  • Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
  • Publishing this statement on the school website.
  • Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.