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16-19 Tuition Fund
The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £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 guidance related to the fund means that:
- Only learners who do not have 5-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund.
- The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study.
- The need for support will be determined and agreed between the eligible learners and staff.
- Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject.
Waingels will use this funding to support learners who did not achieve Grades 5 or above in GCSE English or Mathematics. Tuition will take place in small groups and will be prioritised for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or are classified as disadvantaged students.
The College 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 College 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
Full details regarding the government fund can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuition-fund