back on track logoWhy Back on Track?

    Six months of disrupted education means many pupils have missed out on crucial areas of learning.  To help schools tackle this challenge and to support teachers so pupils meet at least age-related standards by the end of the 2020-21 academic year, the curriculum needs to be restructured and delivered in a comprehensive way, with DfE guidance stating “Up to and including key stage 3, prioritisation within subjects of the most important components for progression is likely to be more effective than removing subjects”.

    How can Back on Track support you?

    Focused on whole-school needs, Back on Track offers a series of targeted packages across assessment, Early Years, English, mathematics, languages, science and wellbeing. Packages encompass a range of tools, guidance and resources to ensure the restructured curriculum is able to support staff with focused planning and delivery, and that formative assessment can be used to ensure the most critical skills and knowledge are taught with precision. Transition between year groups and key stages is also a key focus within the packages.The universal catch-up premium for 2020 to 2021* can be used to access the Back on Track support packages

    In addition, schools with a 2020-21 SLA contract in place for primary English, mathematics and Early Years may use part of these to offset the cost of the Back on Track packages.

    * “Schools have the flexibility to spend their [universal catch-up] funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.” DfE Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium (20/7/20)

    This looks incredible and such a massive piece of work; I honestly thought I would be spending my summer holidays going through the English curriculum and attempting to pull together a version of a 'recovery curriculum'; we will definitely be going for this - and the maths.  Thank you for all the hard work that has gone into it.

    Lorraine Hemmens, Deputy Head Teacher, Hertingfordbury Cowper C of E Primary School, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire