16 to 19 Tuition Fund

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Brighter Futures Merseyside Limited will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 16 to 19 tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition for 16 to 19 year-old study programme students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. Eligible students, as per the government guidelines, are students who are age between 16-19 on a full time study programme who did not have a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or maths at age 16. Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan will also be eligible for support via the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund.

While there may be some scope for students who have gained grade 4s in their maths and English to receive some limited tuition sessions, priority will be given, as per the government scheme, to students who have yet to gain a grade 4 GCSE in their maths or English qualifications.

Tuition groups will comprise of no more than five students and the 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 on-site delivery.

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

  • GCSE exam re-sit preparation
  • Functional skills assessment preparation
  • Vocational knowledge catch-up sessions
  • Run 1-2-1 sessions in addition to the existing timetabled hours

Our commitment

Brighter Futures Merseyside Limited are 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 the Brighter Futures 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

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