Tuition Fund Statement 2022-23
What is the tuition fund?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) 16 to 19 tuition fund is a fund allocated to all 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from the ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, specifically to mitigate the disruption to learning due to COVID-19. The funding is targeted at students in most need, offering small group tuition to recover lost learning.
The following activities are supported by the tuition fund:
- Small groups and one-to-one tuition
- Tuition in maths, English and other academic subjects
- Tuition in non-academic subjects, such as exam preparation
- Tuition in vocational courses.
Who is eligible to access support through the tuition find?
The following students are edible for tuition via the 16 to 19 tuition fund:
- Students that have not achieved a grade 6 in GCSE English and/or GCSE maths at age 16 and who need catch up support
- Students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country (based on the index of multiple deprivation) and who need catch up support
- Students that are economically disadvantaged who meet the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund eligibility criteria and who need catch up support to reach their full potential (even where prior attainment is high)
- Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan, subject to meeting the eligibility for the fund.
HRC will support students using the tuition fund in line with the eligibility outlined above via small group and one to one tutoring in English, maths and vocational areas. Small group support sessions will also be made available to support students in non- academic subjects including examination preparation and success.
All tuition fund sessions will be recorded and monitored at curriculum level via the College’s performance review process. The College will ensure that it is not just ‘at risk’ students who access support, but also those who require support to achieve higher grades and skills.