Context: The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 2021 to 2022 academic year only. It is ring fenced for strategies specifically targeted to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
In accordance with the guidance, JCoSS is prioritising support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths and 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.
As well as timetabled additional small group sessions for those students in scope, we are also implementing a referral system to match students to catch up tutors for individualised one-to-one support.
We will monitor and report on the impact of group and one-to-one sessions utilising both ongoing qualitative feedback and quantitative data around attendance, engagement and progress.
Students will be prioritised for small group/one-to-one tuition based as follows:
Maths and English catch-up small group support sessions for those students:
- who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths
- with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
- with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
- who have been identified as vulnerable and would benefit from small group tuition
JCoSS 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 JCoSS 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 2021/22
- notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed