The 16 to 19 tuition fund is a one-off Government fund for the 2021 to 2022 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 (COVID-19).
The funding is provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and have not yet achieved a grade 5 in GSCE English and/or maths or are from a disadvantaged postcode.
The NCC 16 to 19 tuition fund is primarily utilised to support improved English and maths skills, practical skills application and educational resilience (mental health) via small group tuition (no more than 1:5 delivery). There is a focus on ensuring that study programme learners with additional support needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have access to the tutor provision as a priority. Tuition support offered will be based on the identification of starting points, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
NCC are specifically employing additional staff, as well as utilising existing staff, to deliver the majority of the small group tuition programme. The newly employed staff will include industry experienced individuals, teachers, mental health professionals and recent graduates, who have high levels of subject specific competency and will be supported to explore a range of pedagogic methodologies that are evidence-based to ensure the best outcomes for learners.
Delivery methods are designed to meet the needs at each campus and/or by curriculum area and to ensure the tutor programme works in close alignment with the in-class teaching. The primary delivery method is skills-based in-year small group tutor support, complemented by intensive holiday core skills and exam preparation sessions. The support package is primarily delivered via on-site tuition with some online delivery in some areas.
Our primary aim is to ensure maximum reach, and educational benefit and impact, for the widest range of in-scope students as possible, to support improved literacy and numeracy skills.
The College Group 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 statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged
- publishing this guidance 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
- deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
- notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the fund for it to be reclaimed. · Please see the full guidance for more information.