The Covid pandemic continues to impact young people and their education. Anxiety has been exacerbated and attendance has been affected by self-isolation. Therefore, asphaleia is pleased to have been awarded additional financial support from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to provide small group tuition for students whose learning has been affected by the Covid pandemic.
asphaleia commits to using this additional 16-19 Tuition Funding to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our students’ learning. In line with government guidance, we will provide targeted tutorials throughout 2020-21 for our On Track students who had not achieved grade 4 or above in English or maths GCSE by age 16.
Tutorials will be tailored to the needs of students and will support with English and maths, engagement, and pastoral support. Sessions will be limited to three to five students per group and will be scheduled in addition to their normal timetabled hours. The aim is to prevent our students from falling behind as a result of the disruption caused by Covid.
In addition, asphaleia is delighted to continue to work in partnership with Barnardo’s on the See Hear Respond project, now extend to March 2021. See Hear Respond provides 1:1 targeted interventions for young people whose engagement in education has been affected by the pandemic. This support is available to all young people up to age 18 on asphaleia’s current programmes, as well as young people enrolled in other schools and colleges.
We very much look forward to continuing to support all of our students to achieve positive outcomes, despite the pressures and disruption from Covid.