Sigma Sixth 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year
Sigma Sixth’s statement on how it is using the 16-19 Tuition Fund from September 2021
At Sigma Sixth, we intend to use the funding to provide additional support to small groups of students who need support through the tuition fund on the basis of low prior attainment, prioritising tuition for those students who have not achieved a grade 4 in maths and/or English in the first instance.
Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds that need catch-up support, defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation, will also have access to the tuition fund. We will have regard for the individual needs of these students, for example, providing tuition to assist high achieving disadvantaged students to reach their full potential, in addition to supporting other students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
We will target support based on attainment records, our knowledge of individual students and the disruption they have experienced to their learning. Tuition support will be provided over and above the timetabled teaching for that course and will be run by subject specialist teachers. Tuition will generally be offered on a group basis (ideally in groups of up to 3, but never more than 5 students at a time). Individual tuition may be offered where appropriate.
Some of the support that Sigma Sixth will be offering:
- English/Maths tutors to work with students 1:1 or in small groups.
- Academic mentors to work with small groups/1:1 to provide subject knowledge catch up sessions
- Academic mentors to work with small groups/1:1 to provide subject skills catch up sessions
- Purchase bespoke resources for targeted students to use to support their learning.
Sixth is committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:
- Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
- Publishing this statement on the Sigma Sixth website.
- Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
- Delivering the extra tuition and spending the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22.
- Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the fund for it to be reclaimed.
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Tendring Education Centre
Clacton on Sea
Please find here links to copies of recent letters issued by Sigma Sixth:
- If you are being dropped off at the college please use the designated drop off point or the main car park.
- Use the pedestrian walkways at the front or back of the college
- Parking on the college campus is very limited. If you do use the front car park please ensure that you do not block access and only use the allocated bays. You are not permitted to use the back car park.
- At the start and close of the college day, the possibilities for accidents are high; please be aware of the dangers. If you are driving always give way to pedestrians and cyclists. You must also drive slowly and very carefully around the college and observe the speed limits shown.
- There are bike sheds at the back of the building for our students.
- Please ensure bikes are secured with a lock.
From Monday 6th September 2021 Hedingham Buses will extend an existing bus route in the mornings and afternoon to include a stop at Sigma Sixth.
|Great Clacton to Sigma Sixth Form College|
|Stephenson Road (Outside Depot)||8:08||Sigma Sixth Form College||15:20|
|Clacton Shopping Village, Car Park||8:10||Clacton, Martello Inn||15:26|
|Redbridge Road, Glade View||8:14||Clacton, Pier Avenue||15:30|
|Great Clacton, Church||8:17||137 – bus continues to Great Clacton|
|Holland Park School||8:21||(Does not serve ASDA)||Clacton, Pier Avenue||15:34|
|Clacton Rail Station||8:25||Clacton, Rail Station||15:37|
|Clacton, Pier Avenue||8:28||ASDA||15:43|
|4 & 6 – bus continues to Sigma||Burrs Road Post Office||15:48|
|Clacton, Pier Avenue||8:33||Stephenson Road (Outside Depot)||15:50|
|Clacton, Martello Inn (4)||8:37||Clacton Shopping Village, Car Park||15:52|
|Bockings Elm, Brace of Pistols (6)||8:43|
|Sigma Sixth Form College||8:45||Brook Retail Park||15:58|
To allow students to stay at college for extra-curricular activities there will be a later route at 4.30pm
|Sigma Sixth Form College to Great Clacton|
|Sigma Sixth Form College||16:30|
|Clacton, Martello Inn||16:35|
|Clacton, Pier Avenue||16:40|
|136 – bus continues to Great Clacton|
|Clacton, Pier Avenue||16:47|
|Clacton, Rail Station||16:50|
|Burrs Road Post Office||17:05|
|Stephenson Road (Outside Depot)||17:07|
|Clacton Shopping Village, Car Park||17:09|
In addition to this Hedingham Buses has a number of other routes which service the local area at different times.
At other times in the day, the number 4 bus runs through Clacton town centre and has a stop at Miller’s Barn Golf Park – a 13 minute walk to the campus.
The number 6 Bus runs down St Johns Road and stops at the junction with Jaywick Lane – a 12 minute walk.
Hedingham Buses offer a range of travel card options that are summarised in the link below and available on their app.