16 – 19 Tuition Fund
The ESFA has made funding available to academies to provide small group tuition forstudents who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ringfenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus in English, maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted. Examples of disruption that these students have faced / will face include assessments being deferred due to lockdown or self-isolation, falling behind in their learning due to long / multiple periods of self-isolation and not being able to complete external examinations due to positive COVID-19 cases.
DACA Sixth Form is eligible to receive £7,336. This additional funding has enabled us to focus support for students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths at GCSE and to students who need to achieve a grade 5 in maths and/or English to secure their progression to higher level courses and / or employment. We will be prioritising those students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) where appropriate. This tuition will be in addition to students’ normal timetabled GCSE English and maths lessons and will be in groups of no more than 5. Tuition support will be based on an individual needs, assessment with identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations, and outcomes.
How will DACA Sixth Form use the funding?
DACA will use the funding, as follows:
- To employ additional tutors to work with small groups in English and maths.
- To purchase bespoke resources for students targeted in the tuition catch up and use these to support their learning.
- To run additional small group classes in English/maths for these students during the academy day.
DACA Sixth Form commitment
DACA Sixth Form 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 funds will be used to prioritise support for the most disadvantaged students.
- Publishing this statement 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 retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
- Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year.
- Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.
This statement is in line with the Government guidance and we have published this statement to demonstrate how this additional funding will be utilised in the academic year.