The funds will be used to provide small group therapeutic sessions as well as curriculum catch up sessions for students aged 19 -25 who have struggled to reengage after the Covid-19 lockdown and disruptions to the delivery of the normal curriculum at Nash College. Nash College offers a four strand provision that is personalised for each student using a content and context that is tailored to personal interest and abilities. The four curriculum strands are mapped to the EHCP outcomes for each student.
Therapeutic and curriculum catch up groups will comprise of no more than seven students and the sessions will be scheduled in addition to the personalised planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22.
Examples of some of the Therapeutic Support on offer will include:
- 1-1 and group Art therapy sessions to build life skills and promote healthy self-expression
Therapeutic Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
Examples of some of the curriculum catch up sessions will be students developing the vocabulary to access the community and to successfully engage in work experience placements.
Nash College is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition funds by:
- producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- publishing this guidance on the College 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 retain the evidence of the tuition provided
- deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
- notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed