Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021-22

The 16-19 tuition fund is funding which has been made available to sixth forms and colleges to mitigate against the disruption to learning caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This statement outlines how the fund will be used at Oasis Academy Shirley Park.

As per government guidelines this fund will be used for small group tuition (up to 5) disadvantaged students, with priority given to students who are resitting English and/or Maths GCSEs, to SEND students, or to those who live in the one 27% most economically-deprived areas of the country based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation. The tuition will be delivered  by specialist teachers employed by the academy but may be complemented by external specialist teachers and tutors where appropriate.

In line with government advice Oasis Academy Shirley Park commits to:

  • Produce a concise statement explaining how we will use this funding in line with our guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students
  • Publish the statement on the website
  • Record the use of the funding, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered, and retain the necessary evidence of the tuition provided
  • Deliver the extra tuition and spend the associated funding in the 2022 to 2023 academic year
  • Notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund for it to be reclaimed