16 to 19 Tuition Fund Statement
The purpose of this statement is to set out how The Abbey School is planning to utilise its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who may have had their learning disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The targeted and strategic use of this fund will reflect our ethos and mission, in putting learners first and focusing on ‘Being the Best You Can Be’. At The Abbey School, we will utilise our specialist support model and experience with SEND Centre of Excellence to inform small group practice and ensure that learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) benefit from the fund where necessary and appropriate.
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What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for the 2020-21 academic year. The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund will be used for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, Maths and vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old learners. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
Who can be supported by this fund?
Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GSCE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies - will also be supported by this provision.
How is The Abbey School using this Fund?
Tuition groups in Maths will comprise up to five students and the tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition sessions will be delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model.
Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include:
- Maths and English topic support through designated coaching hubs from trained subject specialists.
- GCSE revision workshops and functional skills assessment preparation support
- Academic skills support and development in Form Time and in Core Learning
- Specialist Support to improve engagement for learners with SEND
Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.