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The 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Greig City Academy will use the 16-19 tuition fund to support students whose learning was disrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tuition fund is for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Who will be supported by this funding?

  • 16-19 pupils who have not already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or above in English and/or mathematics.
  • Priority for students below grade 4 English / Maths.
  • 16-19 pupils whose progress and learning in their other post 16 subjects was disrupted because of the Covid -19 pandemic.
  • SEND pupils

Examples of learning to be supported include:

  • GCSE resit preparation for students who have not achieved a grade 5 or above in English and/or Maths.
  • Functional skills assessment preparation
  • Support for SEND and High Needs Students
  • Vocational assessment catch-up sessions
  • Academic subject tutoring and study skills sessions
  • Vocational and academic bridging sessions particularly at level 3
  • Learning in lower group sizes (Particularly for maths / English resit groups)
  • Reviews of previous KS4 performance as well as ALIS and Literacy (NGRT) testing to assess needs / gaps in learning.

Staffing strategies

  • Run additional timetabled option groups for Maths / English resit classes in order to reduce class sizes and ensure access to these courses for all students who require them.
  • Run intervention / extension sessions in addition to existing timetabled hours.
  • Recruit additional tutors
  • Increase contractual hours of existing staff on fractional contracts where necessary
  • Run intervention / extension sessions in addition to existing timetabled hours.
  • Tuition and additional support may be provided using a blend of on site and remote delivery.
     

Commitment statement

GCA 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 is being used to support students in need of additional support
  • Publishing this statement on the College 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.
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any under spend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.

 

 

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