COVID Information

Covid Information

The 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year 

16-19 TUITION FUND STATEMENT 

Manor School statement on how it is using the 16-19 Tuition Fund from September 2021 

The ESFA has made funding available to sixth forms to support students who have had their learning affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus. 

The funding can be used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds on a study programme where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE Maths and / or English grade of 4 or below at age 16. Although the support is targeted based on prior attainment in maths/English, the funding is not limited to support in these subjects, and will be provided according to need across a variety of subjects. It is also for students who have a grade 4 or English and/or maths, 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 

Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

ESFA guidance related to the Tuition Fund is available here.  

How the funding will be used. 

This statement explains how we intend to use this funding to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19) and support eligible students to aspire and achieve. The students will be identified as follows: 

  • Students who did not achieve the required GCSE grades (4 and below) required in English and/or mathematics will be supported to review, revise, improve and retake assessments. 
  • Students who achieved the required GCSE grades English and mathematics but, as a result of economic disadvantage, require additional learning to reach their full potential within their programme of study. 
  • Students who require additional support and one to one tutorial to address any issues that have been impacted by the disruption. 

Students will work in small groups of around 5 to meet individual needs, against the three key themes detailed above and students will be assessed on entry to the programme to ensure that the support sessions are bespoke to their individual needs. 

  • The intent of the programme is to raise the educational attainment of students impacted by the pandemic where they: 
  • Have a GCSE Grade in English and/or mathematics that is not 4 and above. 
  • Reside in a postcode defined as the 27% most deprived in England. 

By ensuring that they are not disadvantaged through economic deprivation and/or in terms of their practical / vocational skills or their core skills including English and mathematics, it also aims to build confidence, resilience and raise career aspirations at a time when the economy and therefore job opportunities, are suffering as a result of the ongoing impact of Covid-19. 

Remote education strategy

We are continuing to review and refine our practices around remote education to ensure that we can have the biggest impact on student learning. Our remote education strategy document pulls together all of the principles behind our strategy and links to lots of the guidance and information already published. There isn’t anything new in this document beyond what has already been shared but it may be an interesting read for parents/carers who are hoping to understand the rationale behind our protocols in more detail. Also, to help students look after their body and mind whilst working online, we recommend they follow the tips in the Online working tips download.
 
 

Remote learning project tasks

While the majority of the school is open, lessons are delivered live in person as per a normal school routine. Students who are isolating or experiencing symptoms are able to access learning in one of three ways:

  • Independent project-based work on the first day of absence
  • Joining the live lesson via Microsoft Teams with the class teacher inviting the student
  • Pre-recorded content and accompanying deliberate practice tasks shared via Microsoft Teams where it is not appropriate to join the lesson live

The following tasks are to be used for the first learning mode listed above. They may also be used in the event of teacher absence due to isolation or themselves experiencing symptoms.

Students may need to access their Manor Office365 email account or Microsoft Teams. To do this, visit www.outlook.office.com and sign in with your user details. Usernames are firstname, surname and year of entry, followed by @manor.school (for example ). Passwords can be reset by asking a parent/carer to contact 

 

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