16-19 Tuition Fund

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16 to 19 Tuition Fund

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Sheringham High School Sixth Form will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who may have been academically disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for the 2020-21 academic year to support learners catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown, and they have a GCSE Maths and/or English grade of 4 or below at age 16.

The fund will be used for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, Maths and vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old learners, and this tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.

How is Sheringham High School Sixth Form using this Fund?

Tuition groups will comprise of students retaking GCSE English and Maths; tuition sessions are scheduled to provide individualised support in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21 in the weeks before the GCSE exam.

Tuition sessions will be delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model. The Tuition Support model on offer is:

  • English GCSE – November 2020 series: three hour intensive revision workshop held on 22 October with specialist staff. Despite some disruption to delivery, the target student engaged with the materials and guidance provided and achieved a level 5 in the resit exam.
  • English GCSE – June 2021 series: planned intensive revision workshop prior to exam with specialist staff.
  • Maths GCSE – June 2021 series: planned intensive revision workshop prior to exam with specialist staff.

Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.

Our commitment

The Sixth Form 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 Sixth Form 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 2020/21;
  • notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.