What is the 16 – 19 Tuition Fund?
The Government has provided funding allocation for the 23-24 academic year. The fund is being provided to support students to catch-up and close any gaps in their learning. The fund will be used for small group and 1:1 tuition in English and Maths for 16 to 19-year-old learners. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
How is Kingsthorpe College using this fund?
Tuition groups with small numbers of students will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 23-24.
Examples of some of the tuition support on offer will include:
- Revision workshops.
- Assessment preparation support.
- Academic skills support, including English and Maths development.
- Additional learning support for students with specialist needs.
Who can be supported?
- Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GCSE grade 4 or 5 in Maths and/or English.
- Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will also be supported by this provision.
- Students who have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and/or English and are from an economically disadvantaged background.
In accordance with government guidance, the College will:
- Produce this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
- Publish this guidance on the College's website.
- Record the use of the fund and include the needs of those students, the number of tuition hours delivered, and be able to demonstrate the impact the support provided.
- Deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 23-24.
- Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the fund for it to be reclaimed.
This statement will be routinely reviewed and updated as required.