Sixth Form Catch Up Grant

This document lays out how the Sixth Form at Tudor Grange Academy Worcester has, and continues to allocate funding to support students with the recovery of their education because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bespoke provision is central to our sixth form ethos and therefore we do not have a generic provision for supporting our students. Instead, we tailor the support to individual students as we feel by doing so, we can ensure the best outcome for them.

Previously we have supported, and continue to do so, our students who do not have English and Math at GCSE level 4, who are considered disadvantaged and have additional needs such as SEND. The strategies employed for these students are:

  • Additional tuition for those retaking their English and Maths examination to achieve a Level 4 or higher
  • Timetabled study support for students who need additional support as identified by their subjects
  • Purchasing revision guides and textbooks

We have also supported some of these students, as well as others, by providing them with laptops so they are able to access remote learning to overcome the challenges they were experiencing with technical provision.

Additionally, we have focused on supporting those who have suffered a relapse in mental health because of COVID-19. With additional funding from Aim Higher, we have been able to train two members of staff to be qualified Mental Health First Aiders to complement our existing provision of a having designated safeguarding lead for the sixth form.

As a sixth form we continue to support all our students by offering a wide and varied curriculum which has been praised in the academy’s recent report from the Inclusion Quality Mark. Alongside this, through small classes size and a dedicated sixth form team we aim to support all our students with the recovery of their education so they can continue to thrive post-18.