The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £96 million of one-off funding for 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). Our share of this funding is £9,823.
At Wickersley, the support that our eligible Year 12 and Year 13 students receive varies. Some receive high-quality small group tuition after school in preparation for upcoming exams and assessments. Whilst others attend extra time-timetabled sessions delivered by subject specialists to small groups or target-driven study sessions relevant to their programme of study.
Due to current circumstances, our eligible Childcare students were unable to complete the placement element of their course. Additional timetabled sessions were organised for these students, where they received additional guidance on how to plan and deliver Early Years activities.
Several students benefit from weekly, timetabled GCSE English and Maths lessons, and will hopefully achieve grade 4 during their time with us. Some benefit from an extra Directed Study period on their timetable, working on additional work set by their class teachers with a member of the Sixth Form Team.
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.
• The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study
• The need for support will be determined and agreed between the eligible learners and staff
• Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject