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16 -19 Tuition Fund Statement

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16-19 tuition fund has been made available for schools and colleges for 20-21 and 21-22 academic years only. The fund has been provided to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund can be used to provide small group tuition for 16-19 year olds on a study programme where their learning has been disrupted.

Who can be supported by this fund?

Learners aged 16-19 who:

  • have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.

All supported students must be on a 16-19 study programme.

How is The Mosslands School using this Fund?

Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Tuition sessions will be delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model. Tuition groups will comprise of up to five students and the tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22.

The support available will include the following:

  1. Maths and English topic support
  2. GCSE exam re-sit preparation in English and/or Maths
  3. Functional skills assessment preparation
  4. Subject specific support

Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.

The Mosslands School Commitment

The school is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is spent 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 and demonstrate the impact of the support provided.
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22.
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.