What is the 16-19 Bursary?
The 16-19 Bursary is one-off funding for the 2020/21 academic year that is ring-fenced for Sixth Form colleges to support students and mitigate disruption to learning arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding is being used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds where their learning has been disrupted, and they have a GCSE Maths and/or English grade of 4 or below. Although targeted students are identified based on their prior attainment in English and Maths, the funding can be used to support students in their learning across a variety of subjects.
Examples of disruption that these students have faced / will face include assessments being deferred due to lock down or self-isolation, falling behind in their learning due to long/multiple periods of self-isolation and not being able to complete external examinations due to positive COVID-19 cases.
How will funding be used at Kennicott?
At Kennicott we intend to utilise the funding to provide additional support to small groups of students that have not yet achieved a grade 4/5 in Mathematics or English. Within this cohort targeted student intervention will be focused on as follows:
- Students that have yet to achieve a grade 4 in English or Maths
- Students that have yet to achieve their grade 5 in Maths and English who require it for their next step
- Priority for tuition will be afforded to the most disadvantaged students based on their socio-economic background, SEND status and volume of disruption to their learning through COVID-19.
Kennicott has used the funding, as follows:
- To employ expert teachers to work with small groups to support with learning in a variety of subjects
- To purchase bespoke resources for students targeted in the tuition catch up and use these to support their learning
- To run additional small group classes in English for these students during the school day (There was no extra need for Maths)
This statement is in line with the Government guidance, and we have published this statement to demonstrate how this additional funding will be utilised in the academic year 2020/21. This document may be updated to reflect any changes in ESFA guidance.