As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) we are publishing this statement explaining how we will use the funding allocated to Aspire Sixth.
The funding has been made available to provide support through small group tuition for students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. Aspire Sixth is eligible to receive £3,706.00 from this fund for small group tuition.
The funding can be used to support 16 to 19 students in English, Maths, and other Level 3 courses. The guidance indicates that the supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and have not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and/or
English by age 16. The subjects covered in the tuition will not be limited to English and maths but will be identified according to need and existing programmes.
Aspire Sixth commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our programme students. Sessions will be limited to five students per group and will be above and beyond normal timetable hours.
All tuition groups are being delivered by subject specialists on a weekly basis for sessions, where they will focus on misconceptions, key exam skills and assessment practice. It is our view that using existing subject staff is more impactful than using external agencies.
All sessions will adhere to our risk assessment to ensure the environment is COVID-secure. Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
Examples of some of the support on offer will include:
Aspire Sixth will use the funding as follows:
Aspire Sixth is committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:
The full guidance can be accessed here.