16 - 19 Tuition Fund
Ashby School has received some funding from the Department for Education '16 to 19 tuition fund' for use in the academic year 2020-2021.
This has been provided to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding must be used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted. The guidance stipulates that the students supported should all be on a 16 to 19 study programme and must be students who did not achieve Grade 5 or above in either GCSE English or GCSE maths.
The guidance asks schools to prioritise the following students:
- Any student who has not achieved a Grade 4 in English and/or maths
- Any student with a Grade 4 in English and/or maths who needs catch up support
- Students who would benefit most from small group tuition (based on the above criteria)
- Students 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
The guidance asks us to provide the following:
- To support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2020 to 2021
- Small group tuition which can utilise both teaching and learning support staff as appropriate (ideally groups of up to three students but numbers must not exceed five)
The full guidance can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuition-fund
Examples of some of the support we plan to offer:
- GCSE exam re-sit preparation
- Bespoke subject support / catch-up
- 1:1 ‘speaking’ support for students (who meet the criteria) who have opted for a language A Level (French or German)
- Ensure that staff delivering the sessions have access to appropriate resources
- Support for students who meet the criteria and are struggling with their mental health (and therefore their studies) as a result of the pandemic
Support will be offered following analysis of the individual needs of students who meet the criteria. Ashby School staff will set achievable goals for these students and then monitor the effectiveness of the programmes put in place.