16 to 19 Tuition Fund Statement

Academic Year 2021-2022

As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) – detailed in their document 16-19 Tuition Fund, we are publishing this statement to explain how we will use the 16-19 Tuition Funding in line with the ESFA guidance.

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
This additional funding is for the academic year 2021-2022 and is to be used to mitigate the disruption of learning arising from the coronavirus. Where subsequent ESFA guidance changes, this document may be updated to reflect any such changes.

Who is supported by this Tuition Fund?
In line with the Government guidance, we will prioritise the following groups of 16-19 year old students, identified by the Government as disadvantaged, for support from the fund:

  • Students who have not achieved a grade 4 in either maths or English and are on a Level 3 16-19 study programme.
  • Students with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.
  • Students who have achieved a grade 4 but also would benefit from catch up support due to disrupted learning, for example within vocational courses where assessment has been deferred and/or otherwise disrupted because of lockdown.
  • Students who are 19 to 24 and require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies.
  • Students who have missed the opportunity in 2020/2021 to develop skills in their vocational learning programme.

How is Stepney Green Sixth Form using this Tuition Fund?
Tuition sessions are scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22. Tuition sessions are delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model.

This Tuition Fund will be used for:

  • Targeted intervention sessions for learners who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths.
  • Vocational assessment and exam preparation workshops and interventions.
  • Academic skills support and development for vocational programme in BTEC Business and ICT.
  • Curriculum knowledge catch up sessions.
  • Confidence building, revision and coping strategy workshops.
  • Pastoral support that addresses personal barriers to learning and equips students with strategies to better engage with their learning.
  • Examination and assessment support packs and additional resources to support rapid progression.

How will impact of this tuition fund be measured?

  • Attendance and engagement data.
  • Formative teacher assessments showing improvement in progress and attainment.
  • Summative assessment data i.e. mock exam and in class assessments.
  • GCSE re-sit examination results.

Our Pledge
The Sixth Form 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 Sixth Form 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.
  • Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.

If you have any questions about the 16 – 19 tuition fund please contact Stepney Green Sixth Form Administration