Extra small group tuition introduced to boost learning
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and as part of Eastleigh College’s commitment to ensure all learners have maximum opportunity to achieve their qualifications, we have introduced additional small group tuition.
The College’s 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement commits to providing additional teaching in groups of a maximum of five, over and above that already committed as part of each learner’s full time study programme.
Learners who don’t already have a GCSE grade 5 or above in English or maths continue to have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in these core subjects, but these will now be delivered in small group tuition to consolidate learning and underpin knowledge.
Teaching in smaller groups for all full time professional and technical courses will further enhance learners’ ability and contribute to success in their chosen qualifications.
Eastleigh College’s Vice Principal - Quality, Paul Stannard, explained: “We’re delighted with our learners’ attitude to learning and commitment to working hard in a new way with the introduction of blended learning. We’ve made this as seamless as possible by providing support, loaning Chromebooks and ensuring an enhanced IT HelpDesk provision.
“However, we’re aware that the Covid-19 closure periods during the last academic year will have caused disruption to young people’s education, in some instances, deferment of assessments.”
The College is committed to ensuring that lack of opportunity during lockdown does not lead to longer-term lack of learner achievement. Following assessment, some learners will also be able to access additional face-to-face small groups sessions and attend extra ‘catch up tutorials’.
Paul continued: “All additional support will be carried out face-to-face in line with our robust Covid-19 secure setting. We’re confident that our action will reap benefits to full time students and apprentices alike.”
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