The Post 16 Bursary Policy at Outwood Post 16 Doncaster follows the Outwood Grange Family of Schools Post 16 Bursary Policy, which can be accessed using the following link:
This policy has been produced in response to the national transition from Educational Maintenance Allowance to 16-19 Bursary, which has the aim to help 16- to 19-year-olds continue in full-time education, where they might otherwise struggle for financial reasons.
The bursary is made up of two parts – a bursary of £1,200 a year – allocated to the most vulnerable young people and a discretionary fund for schools, academies and colleges to distribute.
Eligibility for each of the bursaries is summarised in the diagram below:
Information for students regarding the Outwood Grange Family of Schools 16-19 Bursary Fund will ‘go live’ on the Academy’s website on GCSE results day. Students who believe they fit the criteria to make an application will be able to either download an application form, collect one during Subject Market/ induction and then after from the Post 16 Team.
Students can submit an application at any point during the academic year as their financial/home situation dictates but payments will not be back-dated. However, their application will be subject to a review of their performance during the current Praising Stars© cycle. As is Academy policy a student starts a ‘clean slate’ at the start of each Praising Stars© cycle and a bursary installment will be paid subject to them meeting the terms and conditions in the 16-19 Bursary Contract in that half term.
The purpose of this statement is to set out how Post 16 Doncaster will utilise the 16-19 tuition fund, in line with government guidance.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has made a one-off funding allocation available nationally for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced for 16-19 education providers to support students who have yet to achieve a GCSE Grade 4 in Maths or English and to mitigate the disruption to their learning from the coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic. In response to this opportunity and to gain the greatest benefit and impact from these additional funds, eligible students are:-
1. Those who have not achieved a grade 4 in Maths and/or English
2. Those who have an Education, Health Care Plan
3. Those with Special Education Needs and disabilities (SEND) where disruption has impacted on their learning.
Doncaster Post 16 will use the additional funding to:-
1. Provide additional teaching and learning opportunities for these students.
2. This will be for GCSE English and maths as well as their wider curriculum
3. Students will work in small groups
4. Bespoke resources will be purchased targeted in the catch-up sessions and used to support their learning.