What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for the 20-21 academic year only. The fund is being provided to support learners 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.
Who can be supported by this fund?
Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will also be supported by this provision.
How is Torquay Academy using the fund?
- Deploying learning support staff specifically to provide targeted support in English and Maths, either small group settings or 1:1.
- Deploying specialist support to improve engagement for learners with SEND
- Identifying students who need additional help through academic staff, so that they can be referred to the support team for tailored support
- Where access to technologies is a barrier to them using online platforms and resources for additional study
The school is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:
- Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- Publishing this guidance on the school website
- Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition 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