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Sixth Form 

at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School

16-19 funding 2021

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement 


Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School Sixth Form statement on how it is using the 16-19 Tuition Fund from September 2021

The ESFA has made funding available to Post16 providers to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus.

The funding can be used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds on a study programme where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE English or GCSE Mathematics grade of 4 or below at age 16. Although the support is targeted based on prior attainment in English and Mathematics, the funding is not limited to support in these subjects, and will be provided according to need across a variety of subjects. It is also for students who have a grade 4 or below in GCSE English and/or GCSE Mathematics, 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


Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School Sixth Form has committed to using the Tuition Fund that the ESFA has made available.


ESFA guidance related to the Tuition Fund is available here
Examples of some of the support that Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School Sixth Form will be offering are:

•    GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics resit preparation
•    Period 6 intervention tutorials for all Year 13 students in all subjects to support catch up due to Covid19 and self-isolation in 2020-2021
•    1 to 1 study skills sessions with Tutors to support academic progress.




Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Sixth Form will use the funding as follows:

•    Small groups will contain no more than 5 learners in GCSE Resit English Language and GCSE resit Mathematics, with the ambition of having no more than 3 learners in each group.
•    In Year 13 Run 1 to 1 or small group sessions in addition to the existing timetabled hours, where appropriate and beneficial to the learner.
•    Run additional skills development sessions out of term time particularly in Easter and May Half term holidays.
•    Support will be offered and provided based on the individual needs of each student.
•    Support sessions will be prioritised for the following students:


o    Those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
o    Those 16-18-year-old learners with a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
o    Those who have a grade 4 or below in GCSE Maths and/or English
o    Those students most disadvantaged (from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation)
o    Those classed as vulnerable or impacted most by the pandemic.


Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School Sixth Form commitment

The School is committed to a no detriment approach to learners, to ensure no student is disadvantaged by the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The School will ensure 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 the most disadvantaged students.
•    Publishing this statement on the School 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 2021/22
•    Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.

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