16 to 19 Tuition Fund Statement
As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) and detailed here, we are publishing this statement explaining how we are using the allocated funding. The 16-19 Tuition Fund is available to all 16 to 19 providers such as The Oxford Academy and is ring-fenced for 16 to 19 small group tuition only.
The funding can be used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. The guidance indicates that the supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and who have not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16. All will be on a 16 to 19 study programme. The subjects covered in the tuition will not be limited to English and maths but will be identified according to need and existing programmes.
The Oxford Academy commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our students.
Use of the funding is prioritised for the following students:
Those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
Those who have a grade 4 or below in GCSE Maths and/or English
Those at risk of not continuing in Education, Employment or Training after their time at The Oxford Academy
The tuition fund will be used to support small groups of students aged 16-19 who have yet to achieve a grade 4 in English and/or maths, as well as give support to students in other courses where learning has been disrupted.
Students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths receive three hours of tuition each week for each subject, where applicable. The aim is to support the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a grade 4 or above. This tuition is led by staff with relevant training and understanding of the students’ needs.
In addition to this, students receive four hours a fortnight of access to supervised study support time, where teaching staff can work on a one-to-one basis with students on their chosen courses. The aim is to support the students to catch up where learning has been disrupted.
Funding from the tuition fund is also used to provide bespoke provision which incorporates both improved educational outcomes and personalised mentoring.
We will use existing school systems to track the impact of this funding by looking at a variety of data, such as attendance, progress and attainment.
The Oxford Academy is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s 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 our 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 retaining the evidence of the tuition provided
delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed