16-19 Tuition Fund
16-19 Tuition Fund – Buxton Community School
This statement sets out how Buxton Community School will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The 16 to 19 tuition fund was first provided by the Government for the 2020 to 2021 academic year and is being extended beyond 2021 to 2022 for a further two years into the 2023 to 2024 academic year. The fund provides additional funding for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to help with the disruption to learning caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
It is for small group tuition in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning.
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education.
Who can be supported by this fund?
The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for students who are aged 16 to 19 in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16 or are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.
All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme. Providers should prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths. Providers should prioritise students that will benefit most from small group tuition and should also have regard to the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities. The funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2021 to 2022.
How will Buxton Community School be using the fund?
In accordance with the conditions laid out by the fund the school will:
- Offer additional catch up support sessions for small groups of students.
- Use the sessions for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, maths and vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old learners.
- Provide this tuition in addition to the planned study programme hours.
- Employ additional staff to deliver these sessions.
Buxton Community School is committed to ensuring the tuition 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 guidance 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 retain the evidence of the tuition provided.
- Deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22.
- Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.