The basic maths premium pilot will be open to post-16 providers and will run from late 2018 for two years. The pilot will test the impact of additional funding, the quality of teaching and learning of maths, with the aim to assess which funding approach is most effective at improving outcomes for students whose prior attainment was grade 3 or below in GCSE maths. It also aims to identify how the additional funding is used by institutions in order to build up an evidence base on which activities lead to improvements in teaching and learning, as well as support some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country with additional funding during the pilot.
The pilot will test the impact of £500 of additional funds per student for post-16 providers through 3 funding approaches:
1) All the additional funding should be paid upfront per each eligible student.
2) Half the additional funding should be paid per each eligible student and the other half to be paid per student who achieves maths by summer 2020.
3) All the additional funding to be paid per student who achieves in maths by summer 2020.
To be eligible your institution must be funded through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, have students enrolled on a 16 to 19 study programme without prior attainment of a GCSE grade 4 or above for the 2018-2019 academic year, and have the main campus in a category 5 or 6 area as identified in the Department for Education’s ‘achieving excellence areas’ methodology.
For more information please follow the link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/post-16-basic-maths-premium-pilot