16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million pounds of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding is being provided to support small-group tuition for 16 to 19 students. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, 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.

How will Bilborough College use the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

Individual or small-group support sessions of no more than 5 students will be set up. There will be Subject Specific Tuition run by specialist tutors and Key Study Skills sessions run by Learning Mentors.

These sessions will be in addition to the students’ normal timetable. The support will be agreed between the student and staff and tailored as far as possible to the individual needs of the student.

Support sessions will be prioritised for the following students who meet the criteria:

  • SEND Students
  • Students who have grade 4 or below at GCSE
  • Students who are significantly underachieving in relation to the MTG

Our Commitment:

We are committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government guidance. We will:

  • record 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
  • deliver the extra tuition and spend the associated funding in the 2020 to 2021 academic year
  • notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund for it to be reclaimed

Full Guidance:  link

College Eligibility:  £19 157