COVID-19 Support and Guidance
We will endeavour to update this page as and when we get new information. Therefore, please visit the academy website regularly.
Absence: a quick guide for parents and carers
The websites below may also be of some help if you are struggling financially.
With schools being closed, it is likely there will be some children accessing the internet with more unsupervised access than usual. As a parent/carer please can you visit the www.thinkuknow.co.uk website as it has advice and support for children, young people, parents and professionals. As well as providing details on how to report concerns around online abuse or grooming. Click here to view their helpsheet on how to keep your children safe online while they are off school.
16 -19 Tuition Fund September 2021The purpose of this statement is to set out how Oasis Academy Lister Park will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The funding provided to Oasis Academy Lister Park is to be used to support students who have not yet achieved a level 4 or 5 in GCSE English Language and / or GCSE Maths, as outlined in the guidance set out by the DFE. The academy is situated in the top 3% of the most deprived wards in the country, the Manningham district of Bradford. This is a city that has been identified as a priority for DfE support, one of the national challenge areas, as a result of the unique and pronounced social challenges that it currently faces. The school location deprivation indicator is in the highest quintile (most deprived) of all schools nationally and so too is the pupil base; most deprived of all schools in terms of deprivation (IDSR December 2020). The area deprivation criteria, as set out in the DFE guidance, enables the Academy to use the funding to support all Post 16 students on other courses where their learning has been disrupted. The funding is to provide a wide range of assistance to targeted students so that they successfully complete their programmes of study.
Oasis Academy Lister Park is using the funding to provide additional staffing and tutors to work with targeting groups of students. OALP has identified at risk students based on various criteria including evidence of underachievement, poor engagement with remote learning and students who have been identified as having little motivation, poor organisation or lack study skills. Students that need careers and aspirations guidance are also included as targeted individuals.
Students that have been identified will be provided with
· Small group or one to one support for GCSE English Language resit
· Small group or one to one support for GCSE Maths resit
· Small group or one to one support for other subjects where learning has been disrupted
· Support for better organisation, motivation and study skills.
· Careers guidance and planning for the future including higher education, employment and apprenticeships.
· Student mentoring to develop confidence, esteem, aspirations and mental health support.
For Year 13 students, the impact of this support will be assessed by reviewing the percentage of targeted students that fully complete their programmes, by considering their attainment and progress, and by reviewing the destinations date upon completion.
For Year 12 students, the impact of this support will be assessed by reviewing student retention figures into year 13 and the academic progress the students make.