The purpose of this statements to set out how Develop shall make use of the 16 to 19 tuition fund to support students who have been disadvantaged as a result of COVID-19.
How Develop will use the 16 to 19 tuition funds
Develop already provides tuition in small group sizes, as typically many of our students have not had a positive educational experience, and so benefit by more personalised approach to their learning, and in an environment that is supportive and encourages their confidence.
The 16 to 19 tuition funds will be used to increase the number of small group tuition opportunities for students aged 16 to 19 who have not yet achieved a grade 5 or above in English and/or maths.
Our students with Educational Health Care Plans would also be students who benefit from this support, in addition to those16 to 19-year-olds, as mentioned above
Office students shall also be considered on vocational programmes, where assessment opportunities have been impacted either because of lack of opportunity, or lack of appropriate evidence for assessment, shall also be supported, where it is deemed necessary.
In some cases, tuition will be provided on a one-to-one basis, but where there is group tuition, it shall be no greater than five students.
Typically, tuition support shall be;
- Additional mock assessment opportunities for Functional Skills
- Increased use of online support packages to enable students to undertake additional self-development, supported by tutors.
- Increased support by tutors to develop broader evidence for vocational assessment purposes.
- Access to additional CEIAG sessions to ensure programmes of study remain appropriate and to ensure progress is maintained towards identified destinations.
All Support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
Develop commitments to:
Develop 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 setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- publishing this statement on our website
- recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided
- deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
- notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed