The following sections contain advice from each of the four SFSS teams regarding pupils returnng to school. There is also some pertinent information regarding transition to secondary, drawn from existing resources and tailored to the current situation.
The Switch-on™ mission:To address literacy difficulties that affect the life chances of children, young people and adults.Switch-on™ valuesSwitch-on™ is committed to providing effective, evidenced-based support for children, young learners and adults that can have a positive effect on their life chances. Using our wealth of expertise, academic knowledge and current research we ensure that Switch-on™ is a cost effective, high impact intervention.We are passionate in providing ongoing, high quality professional development for teachers, teaching assistants support staff and parents, so that they are fully equipped to support struggling learners. Our text-based approach places emphasis on meaning and context in order to develop a broad range of reading and writing strategies.
Whether you continue to work from your own school site or have moved to a collaborative arrangement with neighbouring schools we know that your parents and children will be very appreciative of your hard work and the many valuable experiences you continue to provide for children on a day to day basis. We have received many examples of some excellent practice from schools and whilst we continue to work through this crisis we want to regularly share this practice across the county so that we can all be heartened by the creative and innovative approaches taken by schools and continue to build a bank of ideas for you to make use of on your own site or in your hub. Please take the time to “put your hand up” and share your experiences with us so that we can include them in our newsletters. Please email your successful work with photos and examples of children’s work that you are happy to share to firstname.lastname@example.org