16-19 Tuition Fund

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, with the aim of mitigating the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning.

Here at Queensmead, we will use the funding to run small-group tuition sessions to support eligible students following the disruption to their learning following coronavirus (covid-19). Sessions will be limited to 5 students or fewer, will have designated teachers and will run outside of the students’ timetabled programmes of study. 

Support will be prioritised for students that meet the following criteria:

  • Students with an an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • Student who have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
  • Students with a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, who are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. 
  • Students with SEND who are in need of extra support following the disruption caused from coronavirus (COVID-19)

We will be identifying eligible students and setting up relevant support throughout the academic year. Examples of the support that will be offered using the 16-19 tuition fund include:

  • GCSE exam resit preparation
  • Bespoke subject support/catch-up
  • SEN student support sessions

Our Commitment

Queensmead is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition funds by:

  • Producing this statement explaining how we will use this funding in line with government guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students
  • Publishing this statement on our website in the autumn term
  • Keeping a record of all students in receipt of activity funded by the tuition fund in the individualised learner record (ILR and the school census)
  • Recording the use of the funding, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered, and retain the necessary evidence of the tuition provided and additional cost
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spend the associated funding in the 2021 to 2022 academic year
  • Notifying ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund at the end of the 2021 to 2022 academic year for it to be reclaimed