16-19 TUITION FUND STATEMENT
This statement is to set out how Smestow Academy will use the 16-19 tuition fund to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to Covid-19.
16-19 Tuition Fund Expenditure
The tuition fund is for the 2021-2022 academic year only. Smestow Academy will use the fund to provide small group tuition for students aged 16-19 who have not yet achieved a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English or Maths. The tuition funding will not just be used for students in English or Maths but will also support vocational learning where an assessment has been deferred because of lockdown.
Students with Special Educational Needs - (SEND) who have experienced additional disruption to their learning will also be supported by this provision.
Tuition Groups will consist of no more than 5 students and the tuition will be scheduled in addition to the existing programmes of study already timetabled for 2020-2021.
Tuition and additional support may be provided using remote delivery.
Examples of Tuition:
1) GCSE Re-sit Preparation.
2) Vocational Deferred Assessment Preparation.
3) Subject-specific knowledge and skills gap catch up sessions.
Tuition support will be allocated according to an individual based on assessment, clear starting points, learning aims, expectations and outcomes.