16-19 Tuition Fund
The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our share of this funding is £1,433
The guidance related to the fund means that:
The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, Maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning. Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support. It is for students who: have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or Maths have a grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.
We need to consider what will be most effective for eligible students, taking into account students’ needs and local circumstances including students: who have had disrupted learning, for example on vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown who may benefit from small group tuition to reach their full potential.
The funding should be used to support tuition costs only, that is the actual staff costs of delivering catch-up tuition. In 2021 to 2022 (including the use of any funding carried over from 2020 to 2021) small groups of up to 5 students, in exceptional circumstances this may be extended to up to 7 students.