St Gregory the Great Catholic School

A Catholic School which champions each and every student

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 2021 to 2022.

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

 Small Group Support Tutorials

We are pleased to have secured through the Covid-19 Catch-up Fund, personal professional private tuition for our students in Sixth Form. They will be delivered by an organisation called Oxford Tutors. They will deliver expert revision and advice for our students who will be taking exams this year.

 GCSE English and Maths

The priority is for these students to achieve a 4/5 in GCSE English and Maths.

A Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Sociology

The total number of groups is 14 with the total number of students being 35 (some students attend more than one session) 

Tuition will begin on Monday 7th February 2022 and the sessions will be delivered through Google meet.  Mr Hussain will host all the sessions that run and will have the recordings saved for revision purposes.  Tutorials will last one hour and take place after 4pm at a time that suits the tutor and the students.  The maximum class size is five students.  After each session the tutors write a detailed report and send it to the Head of Sixth Form.

An extension of our education provision in the 6th Form is access to individual or small group tuition. Additional funding from the DfE has been made available to us for the academic year 2021 to 2022 to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). Students who have been disadvantaged by the effects of Covid-19 will be identified and Mr Hussain will ensure that students who would benefit from this tuition are included in the scheme.

St Gregory the Great School has ensured that the tuition courses selected are fully funded.

In 2020-21, over 50 students benefited from the tuition and have progressed in their post 16 education, despite setbacks identified due to Covid-19.