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Greenbank 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for 20-21 academic year only. The fund is being provided by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to support students who have had their learning disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic in order that they can catch up with their studies. 

Who is eligible?

  • Students aged 16-19 who have not already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or above in maths and English.
  • Any students aged 16-24 who have an Education Health and Care Plan who require additional tuition or support to help them catch up.

How is Greenbank College using their allocation of this fund?

  • By providing additional taught sessions to support students who need to catch up on practical skills required for vocational courses.
  • By arranging 1:1 sessions and small tuition groups (up to a maximum of 5 students) for both on-site and remote learning additional to the timetabled session hours. This tuition includes catch up and assessment preparation for GCSE & Functional Skills Maths and English; preparation for deferred assessments; vocational knowledge catch up sessions and study skills support.

Additional tuition support will be based on an assessment of individual need and will have clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.

Our Commitment 

Greenbank is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with government guidance by: 

  • Publishing this information on the college website.
  • Delivering the additional tuition and support as described, during the 2020/21 academic year.
  • Recording use of the fund and maintaining records relating to the support provided to individuals.
  • Notifying the ESFA of any underspend in the allocated fund for it to be reclaimed.