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16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

16 to 19 Tuition Funding Statement

The purpose of this statement is to set out how West Herts College Group (WHCG) will use the 16-19 tuition fund to support students whose learning was disrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tuition fund is for the 2020-2021 academic year only.

Who can be supported by this fund?

• The funding is to support those aged 16-19 students who have not already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16.
• 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 Examples of learning to be supported include:
• GCSE resit preparation for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths - Priority focus within the first 8 weeks to prepare these learners for November 2021 resit
• Functional skills assessment preparation
• Support for SEND and High Needs Students
• Support for learners at levels 1 and 2
• Vocational assessment catch-up sessions
• Academic and study skills sessions
• Vocational and academic bridging sessions particularly at level 3
• Learning in lower group sizes To staff the above, the College will use the funding as follows:
• Recruit additional tutors
• Increase contractual hours of existing staff on fractional / sessional contracts.
• Run intervention / extension sessions in addition to existing timetabled hours.
• Tuition and additional support may be provided using a blend of on site and remote delivery.

West Herts College Group commitment WHCG is committed to ensuring that 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 is being used to support students in need of additional support
• Publishing this statement 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 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 under spend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.

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