Throughout the 2021/22 academic year extra maths and English sessions will be offered to study programme students.
The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16-19 in English and maths to improve achievement and support other subjects that have been disrupted, (e.g. L3 Health and Social Care – Reflective writing skills). Students aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) are also eligible for support. All students must be on a study programme and the funding will be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned.
It is for students who:
- Have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
- Have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths and are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. (The students are defined as being from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based, on the Index of Multiple Deprivation.)
- 19-24 study programme students with a EHCP
Qualified maths and English teachers will teach the sessions. Both existing staff will be used to support engagement from their main sessions, as well as new staff recruited where funding allows. The sessions will be initially offered as a 1.5hr slot per subject within small groups of up to 7 and will be extended to now include the option of one-to-one tuition sessions.
All participating students will undertake a BKSB assessment which will allow staff to identify gaps in knowledge and tailor the teaching and learning activities to support areas which require it. All students will have access to a full range of online resources and learning materials that will aid their development. These tuition sessions can be offered face to face; or via Microsoft Teams so that they can join from home. There will be sessions available every day of the week at various times. There is also the option of attending a twilight session.