Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch up Plans

 

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

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Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. Here is how BSCA plan to catch up, click on the Catch Up Plan you wish to read:

Catch up Spending Sixth Form - 16-19 Tuition Fund

As part of our strategy to support students to develop their knowledge and skills, specifically in literacy and numeracy, we have arranged additional one of one support for both English and Mathematics along with access to specialist packages including Hegarty Maths. Our sixth form learning team each have students allocated to them for intensive mentoring and support along with bespoke careers advice in addition to their normal entitlement.

Access to technology is a specific barrier for our sixth form students. In order to fill this gap during restrictions upon attendance to site due to COVID-19, we have ensured that each student has their own laptop by combining resources with the government's support for access to technology. In addition, where connectivity is an issue we have provided data bundles and packages to ensure that no student is left behind. We have facilitated additional training sessions to ensure students are able to engage with our online learning platform delivered through Microsoft Teams which features a high percentage of live lessons to maintain student focus and engagement. We have set up specific channels to enable highly qualified Teaching Assistants to work with individual students through their own channels and through the use of breakout rooms.