An impressive level of pupil engagement and enthusiasm
Deputy Head and Year 6 teacher, Angela Baker, explains how the resource has had a significant impact on children’s learning, and how Good2Learn has supported academic resilience since lockdown.
Hedon Primary School in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a one-form entry school on the edge of Kingston upon Hull. There are an average of 30 pupils in each class, with the number of FSM pupil premium children having recently increased from 39 to 52 across the school.
Following the return to school after school closures due to Covid-19, plans were made to support the children as they re-established their routines and reclaimed their academic resilience. Teachers provided quality first teaching and put in place a carefully planned sequence of interventions and support for those children that needed it.
Through teaching online during lockdown, it was apparent that while many children were able to work independently and manage their learning, others were not and lacked independence. We searched for an additional resource that not only delivered high quality teaching for Literacy and Maths but also allowed the children to have an understanding of their progress and gaps, supported independence, and celebrated their achievements.
Good2Learn not only met the criteria but also offered the flexibility to be used both in school and at home. As the lessons have been written by qualified teachers, we have confidence in the standard and quality of the lessons; this also means that in school Good2Learn can be accessed by children with the support of a teaching assistant – freeing up the teacher to work elsewhere.
Teachers have the freedom to direct children to specific units of work or allow them to manage their own learning by working on self-selected lessons while still being in control of the sessions – with live monitoring of usage – and receive detailed, comprehensive data of progress.
All the children love to use Good2Learn, both in school and at home, as they can watch the lesson as many times as they need to before completing the exercise after which they receive immediate feedback on their answers. Should they choose to retake the exercise, they will not get the same set of questions twice. With lessons lasting between 5 and 12 minutes and a wide range of question types, it is the ideal platform for children to revise, consolidate their learning or learn something new.
As well as an impressive level of pupil engagement and enthusiasm, in the past 30 days we have seen a 10.8% overall improvement in performance with an average overall, and steadily increasing, score of 65.1%