16 to 19 Tuition Funding

Statement to support 16 to 19 tuition funding

Sydenham School is fully committed to providing effective support for “disadvantaged” Sixth Form students whose learning has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak during the 2019 to 2020 academic year. 
Sixth Form students not achieving at least a grade 4 in maths or English will be our priority group. The needs of this group of students are paramount and the small group tuition they will be receiving will focus on targeted Maths and English provision. The maximum group size will be set at five within the Year 12 (2023/2024) cohort. The use of funding and direct costs will be recorded and evaluated regularly. 
Research suggests that small group tuition of between two and five students is more effective than larger groups. This enables the teacher to closely match the work to the students’ needs and use ongoing, low stakes testing to gauge progress and teach focused and specific content. (EEF, 2018) 
Students will receive a schedule of additional tutorial style lessons to support their Maths and English GCSE attainment and these students will be taking their exams in Summer 2023.