Throughout the 2021 academic year extra maths and English sessions will be offered to study programme students. The sessions will be taken by well-qualified maths and English teachers and initially will be offered as a 1.5hr slot per subject within small groups of no more than 5.

As part of the students’ maths and English courses, they 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. As they already attend maths and English lessons they will already have access to a full range of online resources and learning materials which 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.

The students work, progress and attendance will be monitored, as we would do on their main courses so that we can intervene and offer further support if required.

All students and parents/guardians of eligible students have been contacted via letter at the start of term to outline the offer and the method of booking on. Information about booking and enrolment has been communicated to college management to support students to take up the additional sessions. A second communication will follow within the first half term, again to reiterate the initial offer but to also specifically prioritise and target disadvantaged students from the lower deciles of the IMD.

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