The purpose of this statement is to set out how The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
What is the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund?
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only, provided by the Education, Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA), ring fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19)
How LCBT will use the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund?
The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme.
Small group tuition support will be prioritising support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths. However, further to those students, if funding is available, any young people with a grade 4 that also need catch up support will be supported. LCBT will prioritise students that will benefit most from small group tuition, based on the criteria above. We will also pay attention to the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.
Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan will be eligible for support via the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund.
Tuition will only be delivered to small groups of up to 5 students other than in one off or exceptional circumstances. Tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/2021. Tuition and additional support will be delivered in a blend of both online/remote support and at college delivery.
Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include:
- GCSE exam additional tuition and re-sit preparation
- Functional skills additional tuition and assessment preparation
- Additional learning support for English, maths and subject support/catch-up.
Some of the fund will be used in the provision of Individual Learning and Support Practitioners and additional applications to support learners within their additional tuition groups.
Tuition support will be offered based on an individual needs assessment with clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.