Yes. Parents have had such a key role in supporting learning over the last year and with the appropriate support through our programme we can support all children to get off to a great start in September, without increasing the burden or stress on schools and families.
“Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months” — Department for Education, Catch Up Premium
Our curriculum aligned videos and activities will enable children to revisit topics they may not have spent as much time on this year. This will help reinforce teaching earlier in the year and build stronger foundations for children going into the next academic year
Usage data, families’ comments and photos, and a September Impact Summary will enable teachers to see engagement over the summer break and how children got on in each of the topics to further inform teaching in September. This will also clearly indicate engagement by those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding to further inform schools’ support for pupils next year.
The Education Endowment Foundation’s Covid support guide for schools, highlights the importance of “providing regular and supportive communications with parents, especially to increase attendance and engagement with learning” — COVID 19 Support Guide, Education Endowment Foundation
Through text and email notifications from our platform, parents are kept informed of the topics and activities to complete with their child. Teachers can also add their own notes to these if they want to add any further information.
The guidance then suggests “providing additional books and educational resources to families over the summer holidays, with support and guidance” — COVID 19 Support Guide, Education Endowment Foundation
Our short child-led videos are great reminders for children and empower parents to engage in their child’s learning using the methods taught at school.
Our offline activities provide parents with effective strategies to engage in their child’s reading, maths and English.