ESFA 16-19 Funding Statement

Introduction

The 16-19 tuition fund is an additional allocation of funding that WESC Foundation College has received from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the 2020-21 academic year only.  This fund has been provided to support students aged between 16 and19 who are working below age-related expectations in numeracy or literacy and whose learning, or levels of attainment have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Ensuring all students receive the support they need

In response to this opportunity and to achieve the greatest benefit and impact of these additional funds, WESC Foundation will be providing a range of resources and tutor support to ensure that all students, whether on-site of off-site, received the support they need.  We will do this by:  

Supplying those working remotely with resource and equipment packs

Students and their families will be sent specific resources being used by their peers in class during numeracy and literacy lessons.  The aim being that they will be able to engage with shared planning and, where appropriate, engage with live or pre-recorded lessons. 

Specialist teacher support

Specific opportunities for specialist literacy and numeracy teachers to support the students class teacher in delivering lessons.  This will either be through indirect support with planning and resourcing, or through team teaching and direct lessons 

Providing remote access through provision of digital devices 

Some students and families will require additional equipment or resources to be purchased to support them to engage in remote learning.  Where this is required we will provide the most appropriate equipment to meet the student’s needs. 

Remote support 

Remote support of learning is an aspect of provision which is new to our setting and has highlighted the need to provide support for our students and families outside of the normal college hours. It is our aim to increase the amount of information and resource shared with our families to ensure that they can support the work done on-site during the evenings, weekends and holiday periods. 

This will ensure that our work with families is fully aligned with and promotes the college’s community and operational values, which are: 

Community Values 

  • The right support to learn and develop  
  • A sense of belonging 
  • Enjoyment and fun 
  • Respect and kindness  

Operational Values 

  • Learning happens everywhere 
  • Together everyone achieves more 
  • Celebrate what you want to see more of 
  • Even better if