Sigma Sixth Premium Funding
Sigma Sixth 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year
Sigma Sixth’s statement on how it is using the 16-19 Tuition Fund from September 2021
At Sigma Sixth, we intend to use the funding to provide additional support to small groups of students who need support through the tuition fund on the basis of low prior attainment, prioritising tuition for those students who have not achieved a grade 4 in maths and/or English in the first instance.
Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds that need catch-up support, defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation, will also have access to the tuition fund. We will have regard for the individual needs of these students, for example, providing tuition to assist high achieving disadvantaged students to reach their full potential, in addition to supporting other students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
We will target support based on attainment records, our knowledge of individual students and the disruption they have experienced to their learning. Tuition support will be provided over and above the timetabled teaching for that course and will be run by subject specialist teachers. Tuition will generally be offered on a group basis (ideally in groups of up to 3, but never more than 5 students at a time). Individual tuition may be offered where appropriate.
Some of the support that Sigma Sixth will be offering:
- English/Maths tutors to work with students 1:1 or in small groups.
- Academic mentors to work with small groups/1:1 to provide subject knowledge catch up sessions
- Academic mentors to work with small groups/1:1 to provide subject skills catch up sessions
- Purchase bespoke resources for targeted students to use to support their learning.
Sixth is committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:
- Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
- Publishing this statement on the Sigma Sixth website.
- Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
- Delivering the extra tuition and spending the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22.
- Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the fund for it to be reclaimed.