16-19 Tuition Fund

16 to 19 Tuition Fund Statement

The DfE has provided a limited amount of additional funding for one-year to schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers across the UK in this school year, to support mitigating the disruption to learning which has arisen from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Twynham School has committed to using the Tuition Fund that the ESFA has made available.

ESFA guidance related to the Tuition Fund is available here.

The funding received will be used to provide ‘small group tuition’ to students who have;

  • not met the criteria of a Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or Maths.
  • special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND),
  • been identified as ‘disadvantaged’
  • missed a significant number of days in school because of COVID isolation
  • significantly underachieved as result of disruption to learning because of COVID

‘Small group tuition’ entails groups of up to 5 students receiving tuition for a common subject they require significant improvement in. This tuition will be in addition to the programmes of education already planned for this school year and will be delivered by existing teaching staff. We will continually review the tuition that students are receiving to ensure they are getting the maximum impact from it. These reviews will take place in line with each reporting cycle.

Twynham School will ensure 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 will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
  • Publishing this statement on the school 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.
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.