Covid Catch-Up Tuition
The government’s year-long national tutoring programme ‘The COVID Catch up’ aimed at helping pupils in England to catch up on lost learning as a result of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic is welcomed by schools, parents and pupils… probably.
Despite the heroic efforts of schools, many pupils’ learning has suffered as a result of school closures. These children are drawn disproportionately from disadvantaged communities and need extensive support.….Through a collaboration of organisations across the country, our aim is to make this tuition available to tens of thousands of primary and secondary school pupils. Our hope is that it becomes a powerful tool for teachers in the years to come.Sir Peter Lampl, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
The tuition programme is expected to be available from September and under the plans schools will be funded to hire tutors from agencies to deliver one-to-one and small group lessons to pupils who have fallen behind with their studies due to missing months of important schooling. The scheme will run for at least a year and all schools will be able to access it, but it will be targeted at those with high numbers of disadvantaged pupils.guide to help school leaders and staff decide how to use this funding to best support their pupils and their outcomes. It provides advice on support strategies schools can use in deciding how to support pupils, including intervention programmes, extra teaching capacity, access to technology or summer schools.
How Can Academics Help?
Academics are currently very busy, working with various partners to create an accredited, focused and value led range of ‘catch up tuition’ support, which will be available from September.
If you would like to know more about this then please register your interest by emailing us and your local office will be in touch.