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02/10/22

Good luck to Mr Doussoux and all the other runners taking part in today’s London Marathon. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the rain eases off, and that you have a great time. https://t.co/4f2OfhXXKx

30/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

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30/09/22

Year 2 Parents: Join our school tours or view an online tour: https://t.co/mZi3cnAv8V We look forward to welcoming you to our school, where every child is valued as a unique individual. https://t.co/uCo9Z1ln7B

30/09/22

Thank you to all those who came to the second school tour today. We hope to see lots of you next year! https://t.co/mGyRUVYFnX

30/09/22

While some savings will need to be made, we will ensure that essential needs are met – schools will be heated during the winter, necessary resources will be purchased and our staff teams valued. Read more....https://t.co/7eFTxcBHyK https://t.co/jYgsBjg5Qo

30/09/22

KS1 potter sports are underway! https://t.co/UE45OEWXpU

30/09/22

We had a fantastic inaugural inter-house sports day yesterday. Everyone got involved in the football and dodgeball competitions. Congratulations to Crown House on their victory! 👑 https://t.co/AB2C20HATh

30/09/22

KS2 Potted Sports in full flow. Which house will claim the first cup of the school year?

30/09/22

3CD have had a morning of fluency maths; adding hundreds, tens and ones, using the smaller and greater than signs to compare 3 digit numbers and adding 50’s and 5’s https://t.co/sVlLiL9rrU

30/09/22

Some impressive Blitz inspired artwork by . We were concentrating on how to use charcoal to create mood and atmosphere. https://t.co/HS4Or2fMQb

29/09/22

Super news, Tegan! 👏🏻 https://t.co/tqFXd1pcAn

29/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

Day 1 of open morning tours, a real pleasure to show 150 prospective parents around our wonderful school! 4 to go 😅 https://t.co/kkthTa5WBq

29/09/22

Retweeted From Fullbrook

The have webinars to help parents/carers support their children. Supporting Your Child's Wellbeing & Mental Health - Tues 11 Oct https://t.co/xd5wbX2qMP Supporting Your Child Through Y10 & 11 - Thurs 3 Nov https://t.co/IyMpZ0OHUS

29/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Another busy afternoon... Y10 boys rugby lost a tough game to and drop into the Nat bowl competition 🏉 both Y7 and Y8 boys football progress into R2 of the Nat cup after a wins v Christs and R Challenor ⚽👍

29/09/22

Retweeted From The Sixth Form at George Abbot

We are really looking forward to welcoming our first cricket scholars next September. Hugely exciting times at GA! 🏏 https://t.co/tHHW7eXowJ

29/09/22

We are looking forward to our second open morning of five! Please arrive in plenty of time for the Headteacher’s talk at 8.50am tomorrow morning https://t.co/uLTPZOt0Pq

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The impact of Covid 19 on learning

20th May 2022

For over two years now, our schools have been grappling with real uncertainty. Questions from whether we would be open one day to the next, to how best to support learning, both remotely and in class. At Learning Partners, our staff and school leaders have worked tirelessly to mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic on our learners. Initially, they did so whilst working in what felt like the dark. We quickly shifted our skill set from classroom delivery to online. It is only now that evidence-based research is showing the impact of this shift in learning trends on our young people.

This week, the EEF Report May 2022 published the most evidenced based research on the impacts of COVID-19 on learning with some interesting facts.

The report certainly provides food for thought and gives our school leaders and teachers, something to hang their hypothesis of impact on and can help effectively plan for the future without being so much in the dark.

Here are the key findings of the report:

Key findings

  • COVID-19-related disruption has negatively impacted the attainment of all pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • There is evidence that the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their classmates has grown.
  • There is some evidence that in primary schools, younger year groups (Key Stage 1 pupils) have been the most significantly affected, with lower attainment than previous cohorts across all subjects. Other recent research shows particularly negative impacts for pupils in KS3 (DfE, 2021, 2022).
  • Most evidence shows that despite some recovery by summer 2021, on average pupils were not performing as well in both maths and reading as pre-pandemic cohorts.
  • Aside from the impact on attainment, which this report focuses on, teachers have frequently reported concerns around the effect on pupil wellbeing. There is also emerging evidence that suggests the pandemic has negatively impacted children's mental health.

The report provides some sobering information which will not surprise many of you. Personally, I was interested to read evidence based research around the impact on writing. Much of this was carried out by Daisy Christodoulou, who led on a training session provided by the trust for our headteachers in November 2021.

‘What about writing? While most results are limited to reading and maths, there is some evidence that the writing outcomes for primary-aged and Year 7 children were lower than expected compared to previous year groups (Christodoulou, 2021, 2022). Christodoulou (2022) also found some evidence of a widening of the disadvantage gap for Year 1 children in writing. There are gaps in the evidence for all subjects outside of literacy and maths— likely caused by the limited use of standardised online tests in other subjects.’

Whether you are teaching our youngest children in our nursery classes or supporting our post 16 students, please do read the EEF report and put in practice some of the pedagogical suggestions for overcoming barriers that you face in your classrooms each and every day. Next year, as a trust we will be looking at sharing cross phase (primary and secondary) expertise and this report is a great starting point for us to move forwards.

 

Kathryn Krynicki, Director of Primary Education, Learning Partners

 

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