16-19 Tuition Fund

What is the Purpose of the fund?

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School is planning to utilise its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support senior students who may have had their learning disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The targeted and strategic use of this fund will reflect our ethos and mission and help to support as many students within the sixth form to achieve their desired goals. 
Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School will utilise knowledgeable and experienced teaching and support staff to support small group practices and catch up/revision sessions to ensure that students have the opportunity to benefit from the extra tuition that we can provide. Support can also be tailored for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) where necessary and appropriate.
The 16-19 tuition fund (£17,072) is a one-off funding allocation for the 2021-22 academic year. The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund will be used for small group and 1:1 tuition in all A level and vocational subjects for CCGS 16 to 19-year-old students. This tuition will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
Who can be supported by this fund?
Although, primarily, this funding is for use for students who do not possess English or Mathematics level 5 or above at GCSE, the funding will be used for any students to access extra tuition to help them catch up on any missed subject or course matters.
How will CCGS use this Fund?
Catch up or revision groups will comprise up to seven students and the sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22. These sessions will be delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model and will take place (face to face), after school or during school holidays.
Owing to the times of lockdown and remote learning, we are keen to offer all sixth form students the opportunity to be supported and on track with their learning in spite of any compromises or disruptions that have previously come along.
Students are to be identified and helped through a series of support and recovery programmes, so that all are in the best shape that they can be for their next steps when they are ready to move on from our school.
Any sixth-form student who is identified as not yet having gained 4 or above in either Maths or English GCSE will have extra taught sessions in the relevant subject added to their timetable. Their progress will then be tracked and guided in the same way as their other opted-for subjects.
All level 3 subjects will offer a variety of extras in order to help those students who either put themselves forward, or are identified as requiring further input by the sixth form team. These extras may (depending on subject) include:
· Bespoke resources, such as revision materials or wider reading
· Extra lessons, lectures or tutorials
· One to one help from subject specialists, stemming from meetings with sixth-form team staff
· One to one help to talk about personal organisation, mental health, coping strategies
· One to one help to plan out study/application pathways for university courses, apprenticeships, careers (done via groups and with careers adviser),
· Mentoring sessions with former students who have undertaken similar pathways previously
Topic support through designated departmental hubs by subject specialists.
Revision workshops and 1:1 targeted support where required
Specialist Support to improve engagement for learners with SEND
Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
Contact us
If you would like to ask a question about the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund, please email clowis@ccgrammarschool.co.uk 
Chris Freeman
School Business Manager