ESFA – 16 to 19 Tuition Fund Statement

What is the funding?  

Chellaston Academy Sixth Form has been allocated £11,281 for one-year to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The aim of the funding 

The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown. The funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2021 to 2022.

Who will be able to access the funding?  

The students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 4 or above in Maths and/or English at this level by age 16. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme. As a provider we have been told that we should prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths, however, we can use it for those who did not achieve a 5 if there is surplus funding available. We will also ensure that the needs of any students who are eligible for this funding and who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are fully supported, particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.

What are we using the funding for?  

To provide students in years 12 and 13, who are eligible for this funding, to receive up to two hours of small group tuition per week (5 students in each session maximum). These sessions are being led by fully qualified and experienced subject specialists who currently work within the school. The sessions are currently being offered after-school in the relevant departments. The funding will also be used for any supplementary revision materials, city wide initiatives, courses and webinars, to support the English and Maths sessions.

We will look to provide disadvantaged students and students with any special educational needs and disabilities with the opportunity to receive small group tuition in subjects where we recognise they have experienced disruption as a result of their specific needs.

What are the costs? 

Individual tuition sessions have been provided at £30 per session.

How many students will be accessing this funding? 

There are 7 students who meet the criteria for this funding via a Maths and English resit plus more potentially eligible through other statuses. All the resit students have been provided with access to at least one extra weekly tuition in small groups (no more than 5 max). These sessions start from the Autumn Term onwards and take place after school.

How many sessions will be offered to each student?  

Students in year 12 and year 13 English will have access to more than 50 extra sessions over the course of this academic year should they require it. Students in year 12 and 13 Maths will have access to more than 50 sessions over the course of this academic year.

What is the intended outcome?  

To improve the students grades in GCSE English and/or Maths and to ensure that these students are supported to catch up with their Level 3 studies following remote learning during the first lockdown.