16 – 19 Tuition Fund 2023-24
School: Ursuline College, Westgate on Sea
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 2022 to 2023 academic year. It is ring fenced for strategies specifically targeted to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The fund is targeted at students in most need, offering small group tuition to recover lost learning.
In accordance with the Government guidelines and conditions of funding, the College is prioritising support for students who
- have not achieved a grade 6 in English and/or maths at 16
- are from an economically disadvantaged background (living in the top 27% most economically deprived areas of the country) and would need catch up support to reach their full potential.
- are economically disadvantaged who meet the 16-19 Bursary Fund eligibility criteria and would need catch up support to reach their full potential, even where prior attainment is high.
- Have special educational needs and disabilities, particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning because of their specific needs and disabilities.
This academic year (2022 – 23) we are expecting to receive £7,931 which will be used to support the costs of providing tuition to small groups of up to 5 students. The tuition will be spread across the curriculum, particularly English and Maths, but also in vocational and other subjects where this is deemed necessary for the student to achieve their full potential. The tuition will be provided using a mix of our own staff and a third-party provider.
Students will be identified and selected for this programme of additional support by reference to the school’s baseline data compared against their expected achievement and where they live based on the school’s records. When identifying who needs support through the tuition fund, based on low prior attainment, students who have not achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths or English will be prioritised in the first instance.
Staff interested in offering 16-19 Tuition should complete the application form below and submit it to the Director of Sixth Form for approval. Once approved, staff will be asked to keep registers of attendance for each tutorial and hours of additional tuition will be visible on Individual Learner Records and on School Census returns.