THE 16 - 19 TUITION FUND
The purpose of this statement is to set out how The Michael Tippett College is planning to utilise its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation. The targeted and strategic use of this fund will reflect our ethos and mission, to be the best provision possible for our students in order to enable them to develop their full potential for and full active lives, by being passionate, aspirational and creative in our practice.
BACKGROUND and ELIGIBILITY
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £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 funding is being provided to support small group tuition in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. Eligible students, as per the government guidelines, are students who are age between 16-19 on a full time study programme who did not have a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or maths at age 16. Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan are also be eligible for support.
The Michael Tippett College will use this fund to provide small group tuition comprising no more than 5 students. These sessions have been developed in a bespoke way to meet the individual needs of every student. The tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition and additional support will be delivered using a blend of online and on-site delivery.
We are committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:
- producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support students
- publishing this statement on our website
- recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided
- delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
- notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.
If you require any further information, or have questions about your application, please contact the college on 0207 326 5890. If you would prefer, you can request that an application form is posted to you.
There is also a guide for students which can be found on the government’s website as follows: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund