16 to 19 Tuition Funding 2021 to 2022 academic year.
Statement of intent
The Brooksbank School fully understands the continued anxieties and concerns that parents have with regard to Covid-19 and the potential implications for their son/daughter, the impact on their education and longer term, their outcomes at the end of their courses.
We are delighted to announce that we have secured additional funding from the Government to allow us to support our students aged 16 to 19 with small group tuition in English, Maths and other subjects that have been disrupted by the pandemic, including vocational and/or academic learning.
Our small group tuition will specifically target students with low prior attainment, especially those students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in Maths and/or English, in the first instance. We may subsequently also offer tuition to students who have not yet achieved a grade 5 in Maths and/or English.
Furthermore, in line with the condition of funding we will also offer small group tuition to students who are from an economically disadvantaged background and those students who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). For economic disadvantage, students will need to show that household income does not exceed £25K per annum or be in receipt of school Bursary payments.
Please note that our small group tuition will be an extra tutorial session, on top of the normal timetabled lessons that each student is already receiving.
Tuition sessions will be organised as follows (subject to numbers of students / staff available):
• 1 hour blocks outside of ‘normal’ school hours (after school midweek and/or a Saturday morning).
• They will be delivered by qualified Brooksbank School teaching staff, support staff or a third party provider.
• The maximum number of students in each tuition group will be 5 (although in exceptional circumstances this may increase to 7).
• The tuition sessions will not be on an ‘ad hoc’ basis and students who sign up are expected to attend EVERY session and engage positively with the programme/staff and other students in their group.
Our 16-19 tuition programme will not be limited to tuition for English and maths, but may also be used to support learning in other vocational subjects and to develop general academic skills which may have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
The impact of these sessions will be monitored based on student performance and progress in their courses and their preparation for and confidence in applying to future destinations, including higher education, employment and apprenticeships.