16-19 Tuition Fund Information
The purpose of this statement is to outline how Oldham Sixth Form College will use it’s 16-19 Tuition Fund allocation to support students who have had their learning disrupted due to COVID19. Examples of disruption that these students have faced / will face include assessments being deferred due to lockdown or self-isolation, falling behind in their learning due to long or multiple periods of self-isolation and not being able to complete external examinations due to positive COVID-19 cases.
The funding is provided to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning. Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support. All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned. It is for students 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. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation.
How Oldham Sixth Form College will use the 16-19 Tuition Funding
Oldham Sixth Form College will use it’s allocation of funding through the provision of small group tuition across a range of subjects. Maths and English Intervention Tutors will be used to provide targeted support for those students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in Maths and/or English in the first instance. Maths and English small group sessions will be run in addition to existing timetabled sessions and will aim to have a maximum of 5 students (7 in exceptional circumstances).
Funding will also be used to provide small group support for other vocational and academic subjects where learning has been disrupted. The small group provision for these subjects will be delivered by subject specialists to help address gaps in knowledge. Small group sessions will be run in addition to existing timetabled sessions and will aim to have a maximum of 5 students (7 in exceptional circumstances).
Funding will also be used to provide more capacity for Learning Support Assistants so that more 1-1 provision can be accessed by students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, or with a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Oldham Sixth Form College is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:
- Producing this intent statement setting out how the fund will be used to support and prioritise the most disadvantaged students
- Publishing the intent statement on the College 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 retain 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