The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 academic year
What is the 16 – 19 Tuition Fund?
This government fund is being provided to support students to catch-up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund will be used for small group and 1:1 tuition for 16 to 19-year-old learners. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
How is EWS using this fund?
Tuition groups with small numbers of students will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours. Tuition sessions will be delivered face-to-face, online or through a blended delivery model.
Examples of some of the tuition support on offer will include:
- Revision workshops
- Assessment preparation support
- Academic skills support
- Additional learning support
Who can be supported?
The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning. Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support. All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned. It is for students who:
- have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
- have a grade 4 or above in 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 with regard to the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning because of their specific needs and disabilities.
Tuition is prioritised for those students who have not achieved a grade 4 in maths and/or English in the first instance. Further EWS may subsequently provide tuition on the basis of a student not having received a grade 5 in maths and/or English.
When identifying who needs support from the tuition fund on the basis of economic disadvantage, EWS takes into account the individual needs of students, for example, providing tuition to assist high achieving disadvantaged students to reach their full potential, in addition to supporting other students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
We will consider what will be most effective for our eligible students, taking into account students’ needs and local circumstances including students:
- who have had disrupted learning, for example on vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown
- who may benefit from small group tuition to reach their full potential
In accordance with government guidance, EWS will:
- Produce a concise statement explaining how they will use this funding in line with guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students for 2021 to 2022, this must be provided with the opt in application
- Publish the statement on the website in the autumn term for funding in 2020 to 2021 for 2021 to 2022 a link to this statement will provided with the opt in application
- Record all students in receipt of activity funded by the tuition fund in the individualised learner record (ILR and the school census)
- Record the use of the funding, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered, and retain the necessary evidence of the tuition provided and additional cost
- Deliver the extra tuition and spend the associated funding in the 2021 to 2022 academic year
- Notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund at the end of the 2021 to 2022 academic year for it to be reclaimed