The 16-19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 2020-21 academic year that is ring fenced for Sixth Forms to support students by providing small group tuition for 16-19-year olds where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE Maths and/or English grade 4 or below. Although targeted students are identified based on their prior attainment in English and Maths, the funding can be used to support students in their learning across a variety of subjects.
The tuition fund is provided by the Department of Education as a direct contribution to address the impact of ‘the disruption to learning’ caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, for example, disruption that these students have faced or 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.
Disadvantaged students and those with specific SEND will be prioritised in the allocation of the small group tuition, in line with the published DfE guidance.
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy is eligible to receive £1,845 from this fund for small group tuition of no more than 5 students.