16-19 Tuition Fund
What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The Government has provided a one-off funding allocation for the 20-21 academic year only. The 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 in English, maths and vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old learners. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
How is GB MET using this fund?
Tuition groups with small numbers of students will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition sessions will be delivered face-to-face, online or through a blended delivery model.
Examples of some of the tuition tupport on offer will include:
- GCSE revision workshops and Functional Skills assessment preparation support
- Academic skills support, including English and maths development
- Technical knowledge and practical skills support to make up for any learning lost during the Covid-19 lockdown
- Additional learning support for students with specialist needs.
Who can be supported?
Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GSCE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies - will also be supported by this provision.
In accordance with government guidance, the College will:
- Produce this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- Publish this guidance on the College's website
- Record the use of the fund and include the needs of those students, the number of tuition hours delivered, and be able to demonstrate the impact the support 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