What is the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund?
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for 2020-21 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 pandemic. The fund is to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 year old learners in English, Maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted.
Who can be supported by this fund?
Learners must be aged 16 to 19 and have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths, priority will be given to learners that will benefit most from small group tuition. Regard will also be given to learners with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.
Young people across the country have experienced disruption to their education because of coronavirus. The Government has recognised that young people from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds may be among those who have been most affected and to support this have allocated specific funds. Skills Group will use the 16 to 19 tuition fund to provide small group tuition to learners who are in scope for this funding and who require additional teaching or support to get them back on track with their learning this academic year. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
How is Skills Group using this Fund?
Tuition Support offered will be based on each individual’s needs, this will be achieved through an individual starting point review and identification of learning gaps with clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
Tuition groups will comprise of up to 3 learners and the tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned learning programme of study hours already timetabled for the 2020-21 academic year. Tuition sessions will be delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model.
Skills Group is committed to supporting learners to achieve to their potential and the following are some examples of what we will offer:
Skills Group will also:
Skills Group are committed to providing quality teaching and all staff involved in contract delivery are suitably qualified for their role and have up-to-date and relevant industry experience within each sector. A comprehensive CPD plan is in place to ensure that all staff are up-to-date with industry and regulatory requirements including new qualification standards and approaches to improving the quality of provision.
What is our pledge?
Skills Group is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16-19 tuition fund by:
If you have any further questions regarding the 16 to 19 tuition fund please email Sarah Walker on firstname.lastname@example.org
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