What is the 16-19 tuition fund?The 16-19 tuition fund is one off funding for the 2020/21 academic year that is ring fenced for Sixth Form colleges to support students and mitigate disruption to learning arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The full guidance document can be found at 16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund on the Government website at this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuition-fund
Examples of disruption that these students have faced / will face include assessments being deferred due to lockdown or self-isolation, falling behind in their learning due to long / multiple periods of self-isolation and not being able to complete external examinations due to positive COVID-19 cases.DCCA Allocation is £10,812 (£4,505 received to end of Jan 21 with £901 per month to Aug).
How will Dover Christ Church Academy use the funding?We will allocate funds for small group and 1 to 1 interventions, supporting students’ academic studies and ensuring they can secure qualifications. In addition, the fund will enable the Academy to procure additional laptops to ensure all post 16 students have access to an appropriate device. It will also support the purchase of subject specific vocational materials to use at home equipment such as art materials and catering ingredients. Provide Post 16 students’ access to Wellbeing Mentor Sessions thought the academic year when required. Maintaining subject teacher continuity by retaining a member of staff when department is over staffed. In addition, when it is appropriate to do so, the funding will be used to support Post 16 entrepreneurial endeavours, such as our academy restaurant that allows our students to develop their professional portfolio towards meaningful employment.
Priority for tuition will be afforded to the most disadvantaged students based on their socio-economic background, SEND status and volume of disruption to their learning through COVID-19.This statement is in line with the Government guidance and we have published this statement to demonstrate how this additional funding will be utilised in the academic year 2020/21.This document may be updated to reflect any changes in ESFA guidance.
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