The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the agility and resilience of United Learning schools. This adaptability enabled schools to provide effective remote education when schools closed to most students. Live teaching has proved an integral part of our offer to students during this period and attendance and engagement figures are positive, with students receiving at least 20 hours of live lesson study a week.
The impact of the disruption has yet to be fully quantified. Assessments give us an indication of the academic impact, but schools also continue to be confronted with broader issues such as health concerns, mental wellbeing, and bereavement, as well as ongoing attendance challenges.
Our approach at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology is very much in alignment with national research and findings, particularly from The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and its Covid 19 Support Guide.
Full details are available in our Covid Catch-Up Action Plan here