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We’re ready to tackle lockdown learning loss

Tackling the gaps in learning post-lockdown does not mean blunt approaches like extra homework – it is about good assessment and working smarter. Louise Smith explains the approaches being planned at Warrington Primary Academy Trust

Summer learning loss has been a big issue for disadvantaged and vulnerable children for many years. It is an issue that we are used to dealing with in the six schools that make up Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT).

This year we have the challenge of lockdown learning loss, with disadvantaged children once again being most at risk after the long absence from our classrooms enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some of the gaps in core learning areas will be significant for some children but not insurmountable. Through a combination of careful assessment, analysis, bespoke learning packages and excellent teaching we are readying ourselves for the challenge.

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