16 – 19 Tuition Fund Statement

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding is being provided 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. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had 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.

Examples of disruption to education include assessments and examinations being deferred due to the lockdown or students facing multiple periods of self-isolation.

How will this funding be used? 

Grace Academy Coventry have received £1800 of funding to support identified students. Disadvantaged and SEN students will be prioritised to receive this support.

Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes. This support will be provided by subject specialists to the selected students. Students have been allocated the support as a result of the outcomes of recent assessments that have taken place.

Additional resources, such as textbooks, will also be purchased to provide further support to these students.

This statement is in line with the Government guidance and we have published this statement to demonstrate how this additional funding will be utilised in the academic year 2020/21.This document may be updated to reflect any changes in ESFA guidance.