The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme.

Barr’s Hill has used this funding to deploy tutors employed on a casual basis to support learners who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English or Maths. The support comes through small group tuition. Overstaffing has also been created to deliver small group tuition to students. Students have also been supplied with resources to support them with their studies.