The purpose of this statement is to explain how St Piers College plans to use the 16-19 Tuition Fund which is available for 16-19- and 16–25-year-olds with an EHCP. The allocation of the fund would empower students to grasp opportunities that have not been possible through the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will allow for inclusive practice providing young people with special educational needs (SEN) professional support and equal opportunities to learn and access personal safety in the community and travel, external work experience and internships. The college will incorporate the St Piers College values to prepare young people to be successful and valued members of their community. Encouraging students to do their BEST:
Young people at the centre of everything we do:
The young person believes in themselves. Recognising the young person’s ability to aspire and succeed encourages self belief.
Working together to make a greater difference:
The young person is empowered embracing opportunities to achieve. Personalised, innovative and exciting opportunities prepare young people for the next stage of their life.
We are courageous and ambitious for change:
The young person is successful reaching their full potential and achieving their ultimate goal. They become a valued member of their community.
Team - BEST, together we achieve
What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for 20-21 academic year only. 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 to train additional job coaches to support small groups and 1:1 learning in personal safety in the community and travel, external work experience and internships.
Who can be supported by this fund?
Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GSCE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies - will also be supported by this provision.
How is St Piers College using this Fund?
Job coaches will be trained to provide specialist support in areas of work. Providing a personalised approach assisting individuals with different abilities to travel/access and complete meaningful work placements. The job coach will re-engage employers, work in collaboration with the young person and work placement to promote the individual’s skills and attributes within the role. This includes job carving and supporting employers to make reasonable adjustments that will benefit both parties contributing to the success of the placement. The learning, further training and experience provided to the young person will empower them to become a prosperous and valued member of their community and increase the opportunities available to them to successfully gain voluntary or paid work.
The Tuition Support will include:
The intent, implementation and impact: tuition support will be based on personalised learning identified through assessment to ascertain a starting point and aspirations for each young person, incorporating:
- Personal safety in the community: positive relationships, dealing with difficult situations, using transport safely and as independently as possible.
- Work experience: embedding work skills and functional skills – numeracy, literacy, communication and IT/technology. Improve knowledge and skills such as understanding routines, following instructions, using PPE, working with others or as part of a team, completing the task to a high standard in a realistic work environment.
- Internships: a professional experience will be provided. Work skills and learning will be incorporated into the young person’s area of interest. They will work towards their aspirations, allowing for career exploration, development, new skills and achievement.