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16-19 Tuition Fund 2021-22

Northwood will use the funding provided by the government’s 16 to 19 tuition fund to support students whose education has been disrupted during the pandemic. 

Eligible students

All students are in either Year 12 or Year 13 and studying full time at the school. Eligible students will be selected on the basis of SEN, students with an EHC plan and pupil premium students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Priority will be given to students who have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths. However, students who have not been able to achieve their full academic potential will be considered for additional support. Data from end of Year 12 exams and induction tests will be used to identify gaps in students' learning and determine students’ eligibility for additional catch-up support. 

How the funding will be allocated

The funding will be ringfenced for the purpose of small group tuition. Therefore, funding will be allocated to the cost of additional tuition uniquely. Identified students will be provided with tuition that is additional to their programme of study. Tuition will take place on a one-to-one basis or very small groups of a maximum of up to 5 students. Tuition will take place either during the school day, on Saturday mornings or during the school holidays.

Tuition will take place at the school, in person, and be delivered by either a third-party provider and who have a strong track record of delivering tutoring to students or from staff from our own school. 

Accountability

The intention is to allocate all the funds awarded to the school in the academic year 2021-2022. The school  will record all students who are in receipt of tuition and evidence the number of hours of funding and how the funding has been allocated for additional small group tuition via the census and individual learner record. The school will notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund at the end of the 2021 to 2022 academic year for it to be reclaimed.

January 11th 2022