In line with the Government guidance, this statement outlines how Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form will utilise the 16-19 Tuition Fund in the 2021/2022 academic year. This additional funding is for the academic year 2021/2022 only and is to be used to mitigate the disruption of learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, mathematics and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning.
In line with Government guidance, we will prioritise the following groups of 16-19 year old students, identified by the Government as disadvantaged, for support from the fund who:
- have not achieved a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.
- have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or mathematics
- had disrupted learning, for example on vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown
- would benefit from small group tuition to reach their full potential.
- are learners with SEND to catch up on vocational and academic skills, and skills and learning that are important for their preparation for adulthood, subject to them meeting the eligibility for the fund.
What types of support will we provide?
The types of support outlined below will be provided through a 1-2-1 or small group intervention.
- Academic skill development – focused on the development and refreshing of study skills so that students can more effectively engage with the curriculum content
- Mathematics and/or English – targeted intervention to support students to fill gaps in their knowledge, practise their skills and reinforce learning from the curriculum
- Small group tuition – targeted workshops that facilitate students to reinforce learning from curriculum sessions or, in practical areas, gain practise in the required technical skills (e.g. practical endorsement in sciences)
- Additional learning support – additional sessions that enable students to overcome barriers to learning associated with disabilities or learning difficulties
- Pastoral support – specific pastoral that addresses personal barriers to learning and equips students with strategies to better engage with their learning.
How will we record and monitor use of the fund?
Existing school systems will be used to track the usage of the fund and the impact of the support on students. We will closely monitor this ‘tuition fund’ cohort to determine the effectiveness of the support and modify support as required.