16 to 19 tuition fund statement
How the Academy will use the 16 to 19 tuition fund
The purpose of this statement is to set out how IKB Academy will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 16 to 19 tuition fund will be used to provide tuition for students aged 16 to 19 who have not yet achieved grade 4 or above in English and/or maths. The provision will not be limited to tuition for English and maths, but will also be used to help progressing students on vocational course where assessment may have been deferred because of lockdown. Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies – will also be supported.
Tuition groups will be small and tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition and additional support may be delivered using a blend of online and face to face delivery.
Examples of tuition support offered include:
- GCSE exam re-sit preparation
- Vocational deferred assessment preparation
- Vocational knowledge catch-up session
Tuition offered will be based on an individual needs assessment.
The Academy is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Governments guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:
- Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- Publishing this guidance on the Academy website
- Recording the use of the fund
- Deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
- Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) of any underspend from the fund for it to be reclaimed