Following the government's announcement that £650 million will be split between state primary and secondary schools to help make up for missed education, new government-backed guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation has set out the interventions that schools could spend their additional catch-up funding on.
In their recent article, Schools Week summarise some of the interventions recommended by the EEF:
1. Provide summer support
2. Extend the school day, but get staff support first
3. Improve access to technology
4. Use one-to-one and small group tuition
5. Furthest behind likely to need literacy and numeracy interventions
6. Support great teaching by investing in CPD
7. Extra books for families over the summer
Read School Week's full summary.
Delivering structured interventions
The guidance states that pupils who are the furthest behind are likely to need “structured interventions”, with a particular focus on literacy and numeracy. Effective intervention “follows assessment”, the EEF said, which “can be used to ensure that support is well-targeted and to monitor pupil progress”.
Our newest offering, 'Shine: Targeted Interventions for Primary, is designed to help you deliver tailored individual, small group and whole class intervention activities for the areas of weakness demonstrated in your pupils’ termly, standardised, diagnostic test results.
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The On Track series provides pre-planned intervention sessions for maths and English. This flexible resource can be easily implemented by teaching and support staff. Each ringbinder includes photocopiable lesson plans, text extracts, pupil activity sheets and assessment tasks that can be used for short, sharp group catch-up sessions.
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