Added: Nov 05, 2020

The Department of Education has recently announced the availability of funding to support students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. This 16-19 Tuition Fund is available to all 16 to 19 providers such as EMBS Community College and is ring-fenced for 16 to 19 small group tuition only.

EMBS Community College commits to using the small group tuition funding to provide Maths and English and vocational support to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our students. Booster support sessions will be limited to three to five students per group and will be above and beyond normal timetabled hours. The booster sessions will be run daily by intervention staff who will liaise with the English and Maths teaching leads regarding individual student needs and gaps in learning.

Maths and English booster sessions will be offered to students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities who will benefit most from small group tuition on Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 study programmes.

All students at EMBS Community College will be offered the small group tuition based on this guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. (ESFA) You can find further information here



«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »


«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»


«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»