back on track logoWhy Back on Track?

    With the continued disruption to pupils learning due to COVID-19, schools are restructuring their curriculum to create a pathway to address the needs of their pupils.  To support staff during this challenging time, Herts for Learning Primary and Early Years education specialists have developed a range of subject specific packages of training and resources to get their pupils back on track.

    How can Back on Track support you?

    The Back on Track packages are designed to support staff plan and deliver a curriculum that ensures key learning is prioritised, breadth is maintained and learning sequences reactivated, as well as addressing missed and insecure learning before new content is taught.

    Focused on whole-school needs, these packages will support staff identify, prioritise and deliver a curriculum to meet the needs of their pupils as they start to return to face-to-face classes and then again as they move up year groups in September and through the next academic year as needed.

    They have given vital structure and reassurance to our curriculum and support staff well-being with workload reduction.

    Debbie Shirley, Headteacher, Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, Welwyn Garden City

    There are a wide range of support package options for assessment, Early Years, English, mathematics, languages, science and wellbeing.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 until 31/03/21.

    * “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)

    We are presently, as a school, working our way through the Back on Track units for English for years 1- 6. Every class teacher has been really pleased with the texts, the planning and the progress they are seeing in the children's writing is fabulous.

    Michelle Boylan, Deputy Head/English lead, Panshanger Primary School, Welwyn Garden City

    It really has taken a big pressure off us teachers – and subject leaders. I’ve been working my way through the online sessions and am finding it really useful to be able to pause/replay etc. as needed. The Back on Track mathematics resources are fantastic and I’ve yet to find anything that you haven’t already thought of!

    Debbie Huntley, Subject Leader for Mathematics, Garden Fields JMI School, St Albans