As required by the ESFA we are publishing this statement to provide details of how we plan to use the 16-19 Tuition Funding in line with the ESFA guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students.
We have applied for this additional funding 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. 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
Evidence suggests that small group tuition works better with the smallest groups, and when the tuition is focused on students’ specific needs and is linked to classroom learning. Training and tutor support are also likely to increase the effectiveness of small group tutoring, providing the best possible outcomes for students.
We will use this funding to support students in small groups of no more than 5. These sessions will focus on intense learning activities to support students who need extra help in English and maths predominantly. These sessions will be led by a dedicated member of staff who will monitor and track learners progress to ensure good outcomes for all.
Where subsequent ESFA guidance changes, this statement may be updated to reflect any such changes.