16 to 19 Tuition Fund
DfE guidance sets out that funding provided to Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College via the Education and Skills Funding Agency 16-19 Tuition Fund to support catch-up resulting from lockdown should be used to support students who:
- have not achieved a grade 4 or above in either GCSE English or Maths. The funding is to provide assistance for targeted students to complete their overall programmes successfully.
- have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support
- these are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation
All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and have had their learning disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College is using the funding to provide additional staffing to work specifically with identified groups of students. The College has identified students particularly at risk, for example because there are challenges in terms of motivation, organisation or study skills, or because students need additional support to raise aspirations and to develop plans for their next steps after college. The targeted students include SEND students who have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.
The identified group of students will be provided with:
- one to one or small group support for GCSE English resits
- one to one or small group support for GCSE and functional skills Maths
- one to one or small group support regarding organisation, time management, study skills, literacy and numeracy, and planning for the future
The programme of support might include help with study skills, additional subject-specific support, extra guidance with preparation for higher education, employment or apprenticeships, or broader mentoring to develop confidence, esteem and aspirations.
For Year 13 students, the impact of this provision will be judged by reviewing the proportion of the group that fully complete their study programmes, by considering measures of their attainment and progress, and by reviewing the destinations of students upon completion. For Year 12 students, the impact of this provision will be judged by reviewing the proportion of students that progress to the second year of study and by considering evidence of academic progress.