16 - 19 Tuition Fund
The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 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 guidance related to the fund means that:
Only learners who do not have 5-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund.
We have decided that this money will be best used to support students in tuition for GCSE retake exams. We recognise the importance of this qualification to all young people and are therefore committed to this goal.
Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject delivered by qualified Maths tutors. Due to Covid-19 these sessions will be delivered virtually.