The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 Academic Year

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 in 2019 / 2020 due to coronavirus.  Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support via the 16-19 Tuition Fund.

Sense College East are using the funding to provide:

  • Additional hours of sensory, physical, emotional health and wellbeing support and activities for individual learners and small groups to manage anxieties around returning to college and operating as groups with reduced social interactions.
  • Additional Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) to ensure our learners can continue to develop the skills needed to be self-confident and aspirational individuals.
  • Additional staff hours to support community related learning programmes.

Sense College East Commitment

The College is committed to a no detriment approach to learners, to ensure no student is disadvantaged by the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The College will ensure that 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 the College 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 retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.

The guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) can be found here

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