16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

St Mary’s College 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement 2021 – 2022

The Education and Skills Funding Agency 16-19 Tuition Fund has been allocated to the College in 21/22 to help support small groups of young students aged 16-19 who have yet to achieve a grade 5 in GCSE English and/or Mathematics. The tuition fund is additional to the main College funding. This funding is targeted to address the potential attainment gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Maths, English or other courses where learning has been disrupted due to Covid-19.

St Mary’s College will use the Tuition Fund to help deliver revision/catch-up classes to small groups (5 or less) of students who have been targeted in the following ways:-
1. Ensuring that all students without GCSE Maths grade 4 have access to Maths tuition above and beyond their study programme entitlement.
2. Enabling students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds whose studies have been most affected by the pandemic to have access to catch up support classes.

All sessions will be subject to the usual auditing requirements and the College’s Quality Assurance processes with records of attendance kept for all additional classes.

Our commitment

The 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 statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students

– 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

– 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

Please click here to view the statement.