16 to 19 Funding Statement 2022 to 2023 Academic Year

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Aspire-igen will use the ESFA additional funded study programme hours for all young people enrolled onto courses at the Opportunity College.

The ESFA have provided additional hours to aid education recovery. This, alongside other education recovery programmes such as the 16 to 19 tuition fund will help ensure gaps in learning caused by disruption to education can be filled.

The aim is to permanently embed additional hours in 16 to19 education, resulting in an increase in the amount of teaching and learning students receive and therefore improving outcomes for them.

In the academic year 2022 to 2023, all educational institutions will deliver on average 40 more hours on band 5 programmes (and a proportionate increase for those in lower bands) than in academic year 2020 to 2021. Naturally there will be some variation with differences in cohorts and courses, in order to meet need.

How is aspire-igen using the additional funding?

In accordance with the conditions laid out by the Education and Skills Funding Agency Aspire-igen will be:

  • Prioritising maths for those with an identified need
  • Providing GCSE revision workshops for maths and English
  • Deploying specialist support to improve engagement for learners with SEND
  • Identifying students who need additional help through academic staff assessment, so that they can be referred to the support team for tailored support in a timely manner
  • Further develop our enrichment programme for all students, which will include mental health and well-being sessions
  • Continue to embed study skills in curriculum delivery to improve such skills for all students

Our commitment

Aspire-igen is committed to ensuring the additional funded hours are used in accordance with the Government’s Funding Guidance for Young People 2022 to 2023 fund by:

  • Producing this statement setting out how the additional hours will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
  • Publishing this guidance on Aspire-igen website
  • Provide the ESFA with monitoring reports

16-19 Tuition fund

The tuition fund is funded separately and will not be included in to the additional 40 hours.

We are committed to using the 16-19 tuition fund in the following way:

  • Providing Learning Support specifically targeted support, in maths and English through use of the Tuition Fund, this will be in the form of either small group or on a 1:1 basis
  • 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 retain the evidence of the tuition provided.
  • Deliver extra tuition through the additional Study Programme Hours and the Tuition Fund and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2022/23
  • Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed

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