16-19 Tuition Funding

Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form has ‘opted in’ to government funding for the 16 to 19 tuition fund for the 2023/24 academic year.

The ESFA has made funding available to post-16 educational providers to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus.

The funding should be used to support tuition activity above and beyond what is already laid out in the planned educational activity of the programme. The following students are eligible for tuition via the 16 to 19 tuition fund in the 2023/24 academic year:

  • Students that have not achieved a grade 6 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths at age 16 and would need catch-up support
  • Students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country (based on the index of multiple deprivation) and would need catch up support
  • Students that are economically disadvantaged who meet the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund eligibility criteria and would need catch-up support to teach their full potential will be eligible, even where their prior attainment is high
  • Students aged 19-24 who have an education, health, and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support, subject to meeting the eligibility for the fund.

Support is provided to 16-19 year olds on their study programme where their learning has been disrupted. Although the support is targeted based on prior attainment in Maths/English, the funding is not limited to support in these subjects and will be provided according to need across all subject areas.

Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form is eligible to receive £3411 in the 2023/24 academic year.

Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form will use the funding as follows:

  • Use of a dedicated learning mentor to work with small groups of students to support teaching and learning
  • Provide 1 to 1 or small group sessions in addition to existing timetabled hours, as needed.
  • Support will be offered and provided based on the individual needs of each student.
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