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16 to 19 Tuition Fund Statement 2021-2022

The purpose of this statement is to set out how UTC Warrington is planning to utilise its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who may have had their learning disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

What is the 16 to 19 tuition fund?

The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown.

How UTC Warrington will use the 16 to 19 tuition fund

The 16 to 19 tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 who have not yet achieved a pass in English and/or maths or to help students on vocational courses where assessment may have been deferred because of lockdown. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will also be supported by this provision.  Tuition will be delivered in small groups of students and in some cases on a one-to one basis with sessions scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/2022. Tuition support may be delivered using a blended approach of online and onsite delivery, particularly if taught delivery is affected by lockdowns or periods of self-isolation for students.

Examples of some of the support on offer will include:

  • Preparation, revision, and support for GCSE resits
  • Support in vocational subject areas where assessments have been deferred
  • Academic support across all subjects
  • Specialist support for learners with SEND
  • To purchase bespoke resources for students targeted in the tuition catch up and use these to support their learning
  • Extended opportunities delivered through the co-curricular programme
  • STEM Saturdays for students on vocational programmes
  • Wellbeing support

Small group tuition
We have made changes to the size of small groups for 2021 to 2022.  In 2021 to 2022 (including the use of any funding carried over from 2020 to 2021)

  • Small groups of up to 5 students, in exceptional circumstances this may be extended to up to 7 students.
    for example:
  • Where workshop space is at a premium
  • If the absence of a member of staff requires the merger of 2 existing groups on a temporary basis
  • Where a specialist staff member has limited availability

UTC Warrington commitment

The UTC 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 sets out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
  • Publishing this guidance on the UTC website
  • Record the use of the funding, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered, and retain the necessary evidence of the tuition provided
  • Deliver the extra tuition and spend the associated funding in the 2021 to 2022 academic year
  • Notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund for it to be reclaimed