Subsequently, 'Pupil Premium' students are at risk of further disadvantage (Education Endowment Foundation) as a result of approximately 6 months out of formal schooling. The disproportionate deaths of BAME (gov.uk) communities raises further challenges in terms of the emotional impact of grief on learners, thus their capacity to study during this time.
There is extensive high-quality evidence demonstrating the potential of one-to-one and small group tuition […] to support pupils who are falling behind in their learning,’ according to the EEF.
The government’s recent decision to enlist the intervention support of external agencies is a step in the right direction. The intervention offered will close the attainment gap which has been broadened by this year’s lockdown. Love Literacy is perfectly positioned to solve this need. Through intervention, our most vulnerable, disaffected, poverty-stricken young people will be supported through face-to-face and/or virtual classes. Love Literacy will ‘boost progress by up to +5 months’ (EEF) and work alongside schools to equip students with the academic competence needed to improve their life-chances.
This perfectly positions Love Literacy to provide the catch-up support recommended by the National Tutoring Programme.
At Year 10 Lulu was on grade 3 and predicted a grade 4. […] Zara started with Lulu from scratch and was able to identify her weakness, hence building on her strength. By the end, Zara had build a very confident child. Lulu surprised herself with a grade 8 in English Language and English Literature..
I have just received my results today and I am happy to say that I got a 9 in both English Lit and English Language. I am ever so grateful for your help and I would like to say that my grade 9 is all down to you.
As a typical teenager, I was reserved about spending my Saturday mornings doing more work. However, I am so grateful I was pushed to do more and in doing so, I achieved more. I gained a grade 5 in Maths, grade 7 in English Language and a grade 8 in English Literature. My gratitude will be everlasting.
Love Literacy was instrumental in the success of one of our
students who arrived to the UK as an unaccompanied 15 year
old; he had never been to school and couldn't hold a pen. [...]
With her enthusiasm, expert knowledge of literacy and warm
nature, Zara was successful in building on the foundations
that had been laid. She provided one to one lessons,
accommodating the pupil's every need- not just academically
but emotionally and socially. He left us confident enough to
hold a basic conversation and with enough literacy to secure
a part-time job after leaving school.
~VMrs Harris, SENCO and Inclusion Manager- Mayfield School