16-19 Small Group Tuition Statement

The Education and Skills Funding Agency 16 to 19 tuition fund has been allocated to colleges again in 2021/22 to help with the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning.

Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who:

  • Have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or Maths.
  • Have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch up support.
  • All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and have had their learning disrupted by COVID 19. The College will provide support as follows:
  • Additional small group vocational and academic sessions to address skills gaps and consolidate knowledge.
  • Additional small group English and Maths catch-up tutorials.
  • Additional 1:1 academic and wellbeing support via the Pastoral Leaders and Pastoral Coaches.
  • Additional online support and resources to extend learning outside of the classroom.
  • Additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Pyramid Clubs to support study skills and resilience.
  • SCC Shine Programmes to increase participation, support curriculum comprehension, develop confidence and prepare students for successful next steps.

Each session will contain a maximum of five students to ensure that each student receives the intensive catch up support they require to make up for the disruption to their learning and prepare them for the successful completion of their study programme.

In order to provide students with impactful support, the College will allocate academic, vocational, pastoral, English and maths specialists to provide the small group catch-up sessions