16 - 19 Tuition Fund
The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund is one-off additional funding from the Department for Education for the current academic year to support learners where learning was disrupted due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, Maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning. Students aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) are also eligible for support.
LifeBridge ASEND are a specialist post-19 institution providing education, enrichment and vocational opportunities to young adults between the ages of 19 and 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). All of our young people have an EHCP. We are committed to using the fund to enable learners with SEND to fully re-engage with learning, vocational sessions, employment opportunities and community activities. The fund will be used to provide 1:1 and small group interventions to address gaps in learning, recover lost confidence in attending work placements and encourage the use of life skills to promote independence in the community.
Examples of the support that LifeBridge ASEND will be offering include:
- Additional tuition and support for learners to recover lost progress towards functional skills maths and English targets.
- Additional support to address gaps in learning enabling specific learners to sit functional skills assessments and examinations at the appropriate level.
- Vocational sessions for learners on work-related learning programmes to rebuild confidence and resilience and support the attainment of transferrable employability and life skills.
- Additional emotional health and wellbeing support for individual learners to help them manage heightened anxieties resulting from the impact of self-isolation during lockdowns, increase social interaction, and rebuild positive relationships.
- Additional interventions to meet Education Health and Care Plan outcomes and support preparation for adulthood.
The College 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 young people whose learning was disrupted
- publishing this statement on the college website
- record the use of the fund including reference to the individual learners that receive the support, the needs of those learners, the number of hours of tuition delivered, and retain the necessary evidence of the tuition, support and activities provided
- deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
- notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed