As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and detailed in the document ‘16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund’, the Sixth Form has published this statement explaining how we will use the funding that we have been allocated.
The 16-19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020-21 academic year only. It is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus. The funding should be used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.
Longley Park Sixth Form will use the funding to provide personalised support to students through small group tuition, typically of 3-5 students. This tuition will develop and bridge any gaps in students’ subject-specific knowledge, understanding and skills due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and enable them to make good progress on their study programme. The support will also include additional provision for students with personal study, revision and exam skills following the disruption to academic and vocational assessment windows. We will also be providing additional pastoral and wellbeing support to students personal development and future progression during this complex time.
We will be prioritising those students achieving grade 4 or below in GCSE English and/or Maths and those with identified special educational needs and disabilities. Teachers will be identifying students most in need of this support. Current students who feel this would be of benefit to them can talk to their tutor in the first instance.
We will aim to make the sessions as accessible as possible to those who are eligible. Sessions may take place during lunchtime, at the end of the Sixth Form day or at weekends. Some sessions may also take place remotely.
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