Use of the 16-19 Tuition Fund (Autumn 2020)

Statement on The Use of the 16-19 Tuition Fund - Autumn 2020

As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) we are publishing this statement explaining how we will use the funding allocated to Portsmouth College.

The funding has been made available to provide support through small group tuition for students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic.

The funding can be used to support 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses. The guidance indicates that the supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and have not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16. The subjects covered in the tuition will not be limited to English and maths but will be identified according to need and existing programmes.

Portsmouth College commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our study programme students. Sessions will be limited to three to five students per group and will be above and beyond normal timetabled hours.

Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include:

  • GCSE exam resit preparation
  • Functional skills assessment preparation
  • Bespoke subject support/catch-up

Portsmouth College will use the 16 to 19 tuition fund in accordance with the Government’s guidance by:

  • producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
  • publishing this guidance on the College website
  • recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the
  • evidence of the tuition provided
  • deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
  • notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed

The full guidance can be accessed here.

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