This Statement outlines how William Morris Sixth Form will use the 16-19 Tuition Fund following ESFA Guidance. This Guidance can be found here.
Funding is available for small-group tuition for students who have achieved a 4 or below in English and/or Maths GCSE. Tuition does not have to focus solely on these two subjects and support is available across a number of subjects and across the institution as a whole. Funding is also available for students who have achieved a 4 or above and are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation.
Students who have not achieved a grade 4 in Maths and/or English will be prioritised for support. Support may also be available for students who have achieved a 4 or above in these subjects. Students will then be prioritised for support in the following order:
Support arrangements will be provided through the following means. All group sessions will have a maximum of 5 students, with 7 students permitted in exceptional circumstances as defined by ESFA guidance.
All support will be tailored to meet the needs ot the individual students identified and will be delivered using both internal WMSF staff and external sources, for example Tutors Green and local mentoring services.
Co-ordination of the Tuition Fund resources is the responsibility of the Assistant Principal (Inclusion and Support). He works closely with the following to ensure funds are allocated responsibly and usefully:
This statement will be revised throughout the academic year to ensure our students receive the most appropriate support available to them.