16-19 Tuition Fund 2021-22

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is a one-off funding grant for the 2021-22 academic year, provided by the Department for Education. This funding is ring fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).  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. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been disrupted or differed due to self-isolation or academy closure. All students who will be supported with this funding must be registered on a 16 to 19 study programme.

The Halley Academy will prioritise this funding to support those students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE maths. Further funding will also be used to support those students at risk of underperformance in their chosen 16-19 courses, including those studying IB and/or Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs). The academy will prioritise this intervention through small group tuition and additional learning resources, in line with the criteria identified above. The academy will also look to prioritise those students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs, disabilities or circumstance. 

The academy will use it’s high level understanding of its students to decide the most appropriate approach to resourcing the delivery of small group tuition supported through the fund. This may include the provision of additional teaching and learning or pastoral support, or the provision of further digital resources. Anyone delivering small group tuition should have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional resources will be utilised through the provision of additional lessons or learning opportunities by new and existing staff members, as well as the use of third party providers where appropriate. 

Barriers we have identified at The Halley Academy impacting learning of our students aged 16-19

  1. Curriculum Coverage – Learning gaps within a students curriculum, specifically the knowledge and skills of subjects in line with their assessment endpoints;
  2. Attendance – Lost learning opportunities through self-isolation or academy closure during Year 11 or Year 12
  3. Digital Learning – The Digital Divide of students who live in an area of high deprivation
  4. Student Well-Being – Student wellbeing, anxiety and mental health concerns arising from isolation and distancing from peers

The academy’s application of this additional funding will link closely to the work undertaken through its Recovery Premium strategy statement, underpinned through research conducted by the Educational Endowment Federation and Department of Education approved research. 

The academy has been allocated the following funding as part of the 16-19 tuition fund: £17,804.

Year 12 and 13 Holiday Intervention for resit

Details

Holiday School (Autumn, Spring and Summer): Years 12 and 13

The Academy understands that additional face to face teaching time is a highly effective tool to support student progress and address gaps in learning. The academy will run a variety of week long holiday ‘schools’ to provide these additional  opportunities for students,

Impact

Positive attendance to intervention classes during the two week October half term

Improvement in the provision of Post 16 outcomes in National Performance Measures

Intervention P6 for Year 12 and 13

Details

Internal staff used to support with group intervention P6 weekly and also 1:1 support sessions after school.

Resources and ensuring students have appropriate materials for exam focussed intervention. Printing of past exam papers and questions.

10 weeks of intervention

15 students

Per session: Maths 120 pages, English 30 pages = £225

Impact

Positive engagement and attendance for all sessions.

Improvement in the provision of Post 16 outcomes in National Performance Measures

Additional resources for key groups to support their learning.

Details

Ensure students have appropriate materials in order for them to access the entire curriculum, catch up and meet Academy targets.

Printing of work packs for students who have no access to school resources when working remotely.

6 weeks of intervention

15 students

Per session: Maths 120 pages, English 30 pages = £135

Impact

Exam technique consolidation
Identify and reduce gaps in knowledge

Improvement in the provision of Post 16 outcomes in National Performance Measures

Year 12 & 13 Mock Exam Breakfast Sessions

Details

Students feeling prepared and nourished for any examination series is a vital strategy in ensuring students performance is maximised in assessments. Year 12 & 13 Breakfast Sessions are targeted to provide 30 minute intensive morning intervention sessions prior to each Mock Exam. Sessions are centered on: English, maths, science, history and Languages.  All students who attend receive a free healthy breakfast.

Impact

Improvement in the provision of Post 16 outcomes in National Performance Measures

GAP analysis of exam papers and then CPD for those delivering tutoring

Details

Departments carried out analysis of papers to identify topics in Maths and English. Teachers received CPD on this Wednesday afternoon to support small group intervention sessions and tutoring.

Impact

Allows teachers to focus learning according to gaps in knowledge and skills in order to improve outcomes and close gaps.

Improvement in the provision of Post 16 outcomes in National Performance Measures

Baseline Assessments: Years 12 and 13

Details

Baseline Assessments provide the academy with the ability to identify gaps in students’ learning using a valid, reliable source to ensure students access our curriculum that addresses gaps in learning.

Examples of these Baseline Assessments are:
Year 13 – Students completed a suite of formal papers designed explicitly on all knowledge and skills taught through Home Learning during the period of academy closure

Impact

Improvement in the provision of Post 16 outcomes in National Performance Measures

National Tutor Programme

Details

Targeted small scale intervention has been shown by the EEF to provide high levels of student progress. To support this provision of additional support for targeted cohorts of students, the academy will be partnering with two virtual tutor providers to provide targeted intervention in: English, mathematics

Impact

The NTP will focus on each pupil’s particular gap in learning. The programme takes place over Modules 3-6.

Small School Pastoral Support Worker

Details

Student level support key worker (Small School Manager) to provide students with a human scale educational care model in line with the academy’s values. This member of pastoral staff will provide close liaison with all student stakeholders, monitoring a students wellbeing, behaviour and attendance

Impact

Improvement in the mental health and wellbeing of students at the academy 

Improvement in the attendance of students at the academy 

Reduction in the levels of persistent absenteeism 

Reduction in the number of negative behaviour incidents of students in lessons