Tuition Fund

Statement on The Use of the 16-19 Tuition Fund – September 2020

As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and detailed in their document “16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund, we are publishing this statement explaining how we will use the funding allocated to Solihull Sixth Form College.

This funding will be used to provide personalised support through individual support, small group tuition, and pastoral support, for eligible 16 to 19 students in Maths, Science and other courses where learning has been disrupted by the Covid19 lockdown. Eligible students will be those identified by the Government as disadvantaged, meaning those who have not achieved grade 5 or above at GCSE in either English or maths by age 16 and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The funding will be allocated to support small groups of students who need to improve in specific areas or need more time with subject specialists. This may be provided by external specialists like MyTutor. The aim is to support skills development, knowledge and understanding to enable good progress on their study programme and effective transition to the next stage of their learning or employment. In some cases, it will provide additional tutorial sessions to further enhance personal development and progression opportunities for identified students, and used to fund additional pastoral support to ensure the wellbeing of students and allowing them to fully engage with the available academic support.