Each learner has access to regular personal and group tutorials, which provide a space for learners to voice their opinions.
Our online tools and excellent standard of mentoring provide you with the necessary support to accomplish your very best.
Individual learner plans will provide clear action templates to encourage and support progress.
We provide you with the tools to succeed both in your study and employment.
16-19 Tuition Funding Statement 2021-22
The purpose of this statement is to set out how Virtual Learning UK is using its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support learners who have been academically disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Who will be supported through this fund?
- Learners who have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support - these are defined as learners from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation
- Learners who have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
- Learners who have had disrupted learning, for example on vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown
- Learners who may benefit from small group tuition to reach their full potential
How will learners be supported?
1 - Academic interventions - needs to be specific and targeted to improve learner outcomes
- 1:1 Assessment - Using outside agencies to support initial consultation with staff to review the impact of disruption on learners including SEND. This will include: ability to communicate with others, how they have coped with disruptions in learning, safeguarding concerns (E.g online safety, anxiety). The use of relevant support services will be used, where appropriate, to ensure appropriate plans are in place to support learners. (E.g Outcome: Staff to produce Individualised Learning and Career Plan, in relation to whole aim outcomes and specific E&M development).
- Study Skills Workshop - Delivery of workshops to re-engage learners with research and delivery of suitable academic topics (E.g Outcome: Group presentation, confidence in analysis of work, improvement of academic understanding and work ethic).
- Study Skills Support - Learners issued with assignment, questions and receive small group support with content creation, preparation and delivery (E.g Outcome: Unit Written Submission, Numeracy and Literacy development for GCSE to move from grade 1/2/3 up to a 4+ over time time with us).
2 - Behavioural interventions - needs to improve engagement and behaviour.
- Mental Preparation - Group and/or one to one workshop aimed to develop resilience through mental preparation (E.g Outcome: Group Presentation, Enhanced Learning and Study Skills). The additional support is identified through the teacher and ACL referral process to our support team. Then, extra mentors are engaged to support and build confidence and mental strategies through extra work experience opportunities, academic and pastoral sessions and positive reinforcement and rewards.
Group Integration - Identify and plan an external day trip to a suitable venue focussing on team building activities (E.g Outcome: Completion of Workbooks, development of confidence and learning strategies).