Due to the disruption to education that occurred as a result of school closures during the pandemic, schools had an allocated funding premium in 2020-21 and 2021-22 for catch-up support.
At Barn Croft we used the funding as well as school budget funding to employ a specialist tutoring company who delivered a tutoring programme specifically designed to close the gaps in attainment caused by disrupted learning and school closures. In addition, we continue to run internal interventions, SEMH groups, 1:1 support and more to all children at Barn Croft who require support, run by our teaching and teaching support team.
Children who’s learning was significantly affected by lockdowns and school closures were offered small group tutoring in English and Maths, weekly for the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Tutors Unite led the tutoring programme at Barn Croft, monitoring the impact of the tutoring programme. Upon completion of the programme, Tutors Unite reassessed pupils and provided an end assessment – Barn Croft pupils made an average progress of 184% in maths and 1.5 sub-levels in English. This positive progress has been evident in class and children who attended tutoring said they felt more confident in class because of extra lessons.