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16 19 tuition fund at aspire sixth form

16-19 Tuition Fund

As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) we are publishing this statement explaining how we will use the funding allocated to Aspire Sixth. 

The funding has been made available to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (Covid 19). Aspire Sixth is eligible to receive £10,404 from this fund to support students. 

The funding can be used to support 16 to 19 students in English, Maths, and other courses. The guidance indicates that the supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and have not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16. The subjects covered in the tuition will not be limited to English and maths but will be identified according to need and existing programmes.

Our students benefit most from our small group tuition which also enables us to prioritise the support we give. Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is just one of the areas we feel our support is prioritised and benefitted from.  

Aspire Sixth commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our programme students. Sessions will be small group sizes and in exceptional circumstances may extend to 12 students. 

All tuition groups are being delivered by subject specialists on a weekly basis for sessions, where they will focus on misconceptions, key exam skills and assessment practice. It is our view that using existing subject staff more impactful than using external agencies. All sessions will adhere to our current risk assessments. 

Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Examples of some of the support on offer will include:

  • GCSE exam resit preparation for English and Maths.
  • Additional 1:1 or small group support which takes place outside the regular timetable.
  • Bespoke subject support/accelerated learning.

Implementation

Aspire Sixth will use the funding as follows:

  • Recruiting a number of subject specialists from our staff across our Sixth Form to work with students in small groups to support teaching and learning.
  • Run small group sessions in addition to the existing timetabled hours.
  • Support will be offered and provided based on the individual needs of each student.

Aspire Sixth Commitment

Aspire Sixth is committed to ensuring that 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 schools 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
  • 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.

You can view the full 16 to 19 Tuition Fund guidance on the government website.