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Third Jersey Education Recovery Report Published

May 30, 2023

• More than 20,000 hours of additional 1:1 tuition delivered across 2021-22

• Jersey now has 13 reading specialist teachers for Reading Recovery programme

• 70,000 additional hours of mathematics tuition across the Island

Pupils across all 34 Government of Jersey non-fee-paying and fee-paying schools have been supported by the Jersey Tutoring Programme (JTP), which aimed to prevent the decline in pupil learning and recover the learning loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As outlined in the third report produced by the School Improvement and Advisory Service (SIAS) relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 8,000 hours of tutoring were delivered across all Government schools in 2022 – equivalent to 340 full days of additional teaching – with an average of 71% of pupils accessing the programme being multilingual learners, having identified Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND), or were eligible for Jersey Premium (JP) funding.

Across 2022, the Reading Recovery programme delivered training to five new teachers, increasing Jersey’s number of these reading specialist teachers to 13 and providing support for the lowest attaining pupils to learn with their peers without literacy barriers. Additionally, the Reading Fluency Project has been accessed by over 100 pupils in 16 Government schools and has supported pupils in making gains in their reading accuracy and comprehension. 

The Art and Wellbeing Project supported the wellbeing of young people, while using the arts to increase and improve creativity. There are several component programmes which complement each other, including the ‘Map of Wonders’ and the ‘You, Me and the Sea’ projects. These exhibitions were open to the public and were a broad celebration of pupils’ work with the Island community. As a result, the project has helped pupils have an increased sense of belonging and pride for living in Jersey. 

The Mathematics Recovery Programme has trained four Number Counts teachers and 18 teaching assistants who are able to support pupils with the greatest needs. In addition, the coherent approach of the Dyscalculia Awareness programme, the previously funded training into developing early number sense, and the Complete Mathematics TUTOR programme – which provides over 70,000 hours of free online mathematics tuition – has increased access to the curriculum for many pupils. 

The gains made over the past two years will be built upon in 2023 and the SIAS will continue supporting and monitoring the various programmes and publish a final report on the progress made this year. 

Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Inna Gardiner said: “I’m pleased that the Covid-19 recovery funding has been used to create such positive opportunities and outcomes for children and young people in Jersey and I am pleased that we have been able to continue this support during 2023.

“I would like to thank all the staff who have gone above and beyond to support pupils by delivering this tailored support. I’d also like to thank the children and young people who have taken up these new learning opportunities, which I hope will have a positive effect on their future learning.”

Government Of Jersey News Release.

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