Tuition Funds Statement 16-19

The 16-19 Tuition Fund is a dedicated funding allocation for 2021/22 and 2022/23

Last updated: 20 September, 2022

16-19 Tuition Fund 2022-23 Statement

The 16-19 Tuition Fund is additional funding provided by the ESFA to support additional tuition for learners whose learning and progress were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The tuition fund guidance can be found here: 16-19 Tuition Fund guidance 2022-23

The College 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 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 retain the evidence of the tuition provided
  • deliver the extra tuition support and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
  • notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed

How Stoke on Trent College will use the 16-19 Tuition Funds

Stoke on Trent College will use this fund to deliver additional tuition to support the catch-up of learning focussing on maths and English for those learners who have not achieved a grade 4 across all study programme learning.  The sessions will be in a maximum group size of up to 7.

Additional sessions will be built into the learner’s timetable for either GCSE, Functional Skills or stepping stones and/or employability skills for learners in the SEND provision.   In doing this, the college will capture different groups of learners including those in the most deprived areas of the city, learners with Education Health and Care plans and under 16s who are electively home educated.

All learners will have an individual learning plan based on their initial and diagnostic English and maths assessment using BKSB or other appropriate tool for SEND and Foundation ESOL.  All learners will have clear targets set to enable them to progress, close their skills gap and achieve positive outcomes and progression.

Activities that learners may engage with include:

  • English and maths GCSE, functional skills or stepping stone additional sessions
  • Preparation for work activities
  • Enterprise projects
  • Mental health based projects
  • Vocational learning additional sessions

The purpose of these activities will be to improve learners’ progress in acquiring knowledge, skills and behaviours that they can also apply to the wider subjects and work experience across their study programme. 

These sessions will be delivered by a range of lecturing staff, learning mentors, learning support assistants and other staff as appropriate, and will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.

Sessions will run all year.  However, if a learner sits a November series exam and passes they will continue to be offered catch up sessions to support their progress in their vocational subject if required.  This will be based on their starting points assessment from initial and diagnostic assessment in their vocational areas and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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