What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund 2020 – 2021?

The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for 20-21 academic year only. The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund is used for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, Maths and vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old learners. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.

Who is supported by this fund?

Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GSCE grade 4 or above in maths and/or English by age 16. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies – are also supported by this provision.

How is Stepney Green Sixth Form using this Fund?

Tuition groups comprise of up to five students and the tuition sessions are scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition sessions are delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model.

The Tuition Support on offer includes:

Maths and English topic support through designated tuition groups.

GCSE revision workshops.

Academic skills support and development for vocational programme in BTEC Business and ICT.

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

Stepney Green 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 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 2020/21.

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.