16-19 Tuition Fund

What is this funding for?

This funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. It is intended to benefit students who meet any of the following criteria (in order of priority):

  1. Students in Years 12 or 13 who have not achieved a grade 4 in English or Maths
  2. Students in Years 12 or 13 who have not achieved a grade 5 in English or Maths

In addition, priority should be given to students with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.

How much funding has been received by Clarendon Academy Sixth Form?

For the academic year 2021/21, the sixth form is due to receive additional funds totalling £1,872 from the UK Government’s 16-19 Tuition Fund.

How is this funding being used by Clarendon Academy Sixth Form?

From Monday 27th February and for the remainder of the academic year 2020/21, we will provide small-group (maximum 3 students) tutoring in GCSE Maths for students in Years 12 and 13 who have not achieved a grade 4 in this qualification.

We are prioritising Maths because a greater number of students have failed to achieve this qualification in our current student body than in English.

If students are unable to attend school in line with national restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, these sessions will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams.

The funding allows for the delivery of 5 one-house sessions for each school week from Monday 22nd February – Wednesday 21st July 2021.

The tutoring will be delivered by an existing member of staff with extensive experience of private Maths tutoring. The funding is being used to supplement this existing member of staff’s wages as tutoring represents an activity that is ‘above and beyond’ what their existing contract requires.

A total of 13 students who are currently on roll in the Sixth Form have not achieved a grade 4 in Maths and are eligible for this additional support. Of these students, 8 are also SEND.

As with all such provisions, we keep registers of each session to confirm attendance. A centralised markbook to monitor progress in these lessons has also been created.