16 to 19 Funding: 16 to 19 Tuition Fund

Additional funding for one-year for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).  

We are this year receiving funding 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. We will use this funding to provide extra support in GCSE English or maths. All students receiving tuition in either study skills or in intervention groups to catch up on studies will be those who have 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 and in addition any young people with a grade 4 who also need catch up support. We will prioritise students who will benefit most from small group tuition, based on the criteria above. We will also use it for students with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.

This tuition is above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2020 to 2021.

Teachers and support staff will deliver small group tuition once we have established what specific support they need.

Where possible tuition will be delivered to small groups of up to six students to make the greatest impact. 

Maths and English catch-up support sessions will be prioritised for those students:

  • who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths
  • with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
  • 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
  • who will benefit most from small group tuition

Vocational support sessions including study skills support will be prioritised for those students:

  • where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown
  • with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
  • on Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 study programmes
  • who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths

 If our funding allocation allows, support may also be provided for those students who have achieved a grade 4 in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16.

 Please find following the details of this tuition:

  • 13 of our students receive Maths GCSE retake tuition for 2 hours per week
  • 11 of our students receive English GCSE retake tuition for 2 hours per week
  • 35 students receive Into University support for 6 hours throughout the school year
  • 11 students receive 8 hours of support with Oxbridge and Medical applications and interviews
  • 15 students receive one to one tutor support for individual subjects at A Level through the Oxford University Hub Scheme of Schools Plus
  • 64 of our students received 12 hours of individual catch-up tuition during the Covid-19 lockdown 
  • 18 students received intervention during lockdown - 24 hours over 4 weeks