What is it?
The 16–19 Tuition Fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16–19 providers to receive annual funding allocations from the ESFA for the provision of 16–19 education, to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
What will it be used for?
The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16–19 learners in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown. Learners aged 19–24 who have an education, health and care plan are also eligible for support. All learners must be on a 16–19 study programme and be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned.
It is for learners who:
- have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths.
- have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch up support.
Will any students be prioritised?
HTP Apprenticeship College will prioritise learners that will benefit most from small group tuition, based on the criteria above. HTP will also have regard to the needs of learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities. Therefore, the funding will be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2020 to 2022 in the most effective way for learners, considering their needs and local circumstances.
How exactly will HTP utilise the fund?
HTP Apprenticeship College, along with other providers has flexibility to decide the most appropriate approach to resourcing the delivery of small group tuition supported through the fund. In the case of HTP those activities in 2020–21/22 to support students who have had their learning disrupted will include, but are not limited to:
- offering small tutorial groups in maths and English to support “catch up” activities and learning.
- having additional tutorial support for completion of vocational aims especially where the completion of work experience aspects has been impacted.
- timetabling additional groups of GCSE exams sat in November 2020/21.
- appointing additional maths and English tutor/s and increases in existing staff hours to support the activities above.
- having small groups of 5 up to 7.
- injecting resources and investment in online learning platform.
- providing additional support for SEND students both in centre and remotely.
In line with funding obligations HTP Apprenticeship College:
- has produced this statement explaining how they will use this funding in line with our guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students.
- has published the statement on the HTP website.
- will record the use of the funding, including reference to the individual learners that receive the support, the needs of those learners, the number of hours of tuition delivered, and retain the necessary evidence of the tuition provided.
- will deliver the extra tuition and spend the associated funding in the 2021–2022 academic year.
- will notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund for it to be reclaimed.
HTP Apprenticeship College Principal and Chief Executive