Sixth Form Catch-up Funding
Brakenhale School Sixth Form’s plan for the ‘one off’ allocated 16-19 Tuition Fund (‘catch-up fund’) in 2021/22
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The Education & Skills Funding Agency allocated a £96 million one-off fund for 16 to 19 tuition of small group interventions where learning had been disrupted. The actual tuition did not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all needed to be those who had not achieved grade 4 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 programme and have had their learning disrupted in 2020 to 2021 academic year from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Special regard needs to be taken for students with SEND, particularly if they experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs or disabilities.
As a school we were eligible to receive funding of £6,933.
We have used this fund to provide small group intervention sessions planned and led by class teachers outside of normal contact hours. We have done this through assessing students’ progress since returning to school in September, SEND needs, catch-up required and additional support identified, with the outcomes to improve overall well being and ensure achievement is in line with their expected outcomes.