16 to 19 Tuition Fund
Additional Support offer
The government have provided a one-off tuition fund for 16 to 19 year old students (£96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 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 funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students 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. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme.
We will prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths. However, we may choose to support additional students if any young people with a grade 4 also needs catch up support. We will prioritise students that will benefit most from small group tuition, based on the criteria above. We will also prioritise 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 will be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2020 to 2021. We have considered what is most effective for our students, considering students’ needs and local circumstances.