Covid Catch-up Tutoring Plans for Schools

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The Department for Education (DfE) plans to launch extra tutoring provision to complement the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). The government is upscaling its tutoring offer with £1 billion designated for 100 million hours worth of catch-up support over the next three years. The majority of the investment will go towards the schools themselves, which will then have the opportunity to either hire new staff, or use existing staff, to provide extra support to disadvantaged students.

The government hopes to launch tutoring plans as soon as possible. However, although experienced teachers can start immediately, teaching assistants and trainees will have to wait until November to complete the required training, which means many staff will be unable to assist with catch-up tuition until two months into the new academic year. The less experienced educators will then be required to complete an 11-hour training course before they are allowed to start their sessions.

This is where online learning platforms such as CoreSciences step in. All lessons, including theory work and required practicals via lab simulation are provided for, meaning that no extensive training is required in order to deliver a lesson. Both experienced and less experienced teachers and tutors can use the platform with ease in the classroom, either as a whole, or with individually selected students. CoreSciences saves both time and money for schools, tutors and parents. It also caters to disadvantaged pupils, such as SEND pupils, who may require further tuition and assistance.

From only £15 a month schools, tutors and parents can have immediate access to the platform with no training required.

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