This 16-19 Tuition Fund is available to all 16 to 19 providers such as Hertford Regional College to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19), and is ring-fenced to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other subjects where learning has been disrupted.
The guidance indicates that the supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and:
- have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
- have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation
Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan will also be eligible for support via the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund.
Hertford Regional College commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to provide maths, English and vocational support to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our study programme students. Sessions will be limited to typically five, but a maximum of seven, students per group and will be above and beyond normal timetabled hours. Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The full guidance can be accessed here.
Support sessions will be prioritised for those students:
- who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths
- who have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and who need catch-up support
- with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
- with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities
- where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown
- on Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 study programmes
- who will benefit most from small group tuition to reach their full potential