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16 to 19 Tuition Fund

What is the 16 – 19 Tuition Fund?

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding provided by the Department for Education for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding is provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

The students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme.

                                                                                                Department for Education, 2020.

More details can be found here.

How is the fund being used at Bishop Laney Sixth Form?

At Bishop Laney our purpose is to ensure that every student is known, valued and supported. As a member of the Cambridge Meridien Academies Trust; we deliver this purpose through the trust’s five values.

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The fund is helping to secure achievement for all by providing small group tuition in English and Maths to those students who have not yet secured a Grade 4 in either GCSE English, GCSE Maths or both; and who were studying for those qualifications at the time of national closure of schools and colleges in March 2020.

The 16 – 19 Tuition Fund will be used to provide:
  • Supplementary small group (5 students or fewer) tuition in GCSE English and GCSE Maths for students who have not achieved a Grade 4. Disadvantaged students and those with SEND are prioritised for this support.
  • Capacity to deliver GCSE Maths in small groups (5 students or fewer) to students who need to achieve a Grade 4 in order to support their progression with Level 3 qualifications
  • Additional English as a second language support for students on a one to one basis, who meet the above criteria and whose first language is not English to support wider progression and development.  

Any queries relating to this fund, or its use should be directed to office@bishoplaney.org; or telephone 01353 652818.

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