The purpose of this statement is to explain how St Piers School 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, internal and external work experience opportunities alongside internships. The school will incorporate the St Piers School values to prepare young people to be successful and valued members of their community.
Working together to make a greater difference.
Our students are empowered to improve their skills through their achievements. Building self-esteem and confidence through praise and encouragement, our students develop their resilience and a sense that they can, and will achieve!
Young people at the centre of everything we do.
We value kindness and the positive impact it has on us all. We understand and respect that all people are different and show compassion towards one another to fill our school with kindness!
We are courageous and ambitious for change.
We aim to inspire our students with a diverse and rich curriculum, designed to be exciting and engaging. All students will have the opportunities to utilise our amazing resources on-site as well as continuing to inspire and be inspired in their local community!
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 support small groups and 1:1 learning in personal safety in the community and travel, internal and external work experience.
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 School using this Fund?
The Support will include:
The intent, implementation and impact: 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.