Each year, we adapt our Sixth Form curriculum to meet the needs and aspirations of our students. This takes into account the range of ability, interests and aptitude of the cohort. We offer the opportunity to follow both Academic and Applied Level 3 courses, with either pathway leading to progression opportunities to higher levels of study.
As required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and detailed in their document “16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund”, we are publishing this statement explaining how we will use the funding allocated to Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy.
This funding will be used to provide personalised support through small group tuition, additional tutorial sessions and pastoral support, for eligible 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted by the Covid19 lockdown.
Eligible students will be those identified by the Government as disadvantaged, meaning those who had not achieved grade 4 or above at GCSE in either English or maths by age 16 and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or those have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.
The funding will be allocated to support small groups of students, who typically have gaps in their knowledge, a need to improve in specific areas or need more time with subject specialists. The aim is to support skills development, knowledge and understanding to enable good progress on their study programme and effective transition to the next stage of their learning or employment.
In some cases, it will provide additional tutorial sessions to further enhance personal development and progression opportunities for identified students, and used to fund additional pastoral support to ensure the wellbeing of students and allowing them to fully engage with the available academic support.