30 May 2023
Pupils across all 34 Government of Jersey non-fee-paying and fee-paying schools have been
supported by the Jersey Tutoring Programme (JTP), which aimed to prevent the decline in pupil
learning and recover the learning loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As outlined in the third report produced by the School Improvement and Advisory Service (SIAS)
relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 8,000 hours of tutoring were delivered across all
Government schools in 2022 – equivalent to 340 full days of additional teaching – with an average
of 71% of pupils accessing the programme being multilingual learners, having identified Special
Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND), or were eligible for Jersey Premium (JP) funding.
Across 2022, the Reading Recovery programme delivered training to five new teachers, increasing
Jersey’s number of these reading specialist teachers to 13 and providing support for the lowest
attaining pupils to learn with their peers without literacy barriers. Additionally, the Reading Fluency
Project has been accessed by over 100 pupils in 16 Government schools and has supported pupils
in making gains in their reading accuracy and comprehension.
The Art and Wellbeing Project supported the wellbeing of young people, while using the arts to
increase and improve creativity. There are several component programmes which complement
each other, including the ‘Map of Wonders’ and the ‘You, Me and the Sea’ projects. These
exhibitions were open to the public and were a broad celebration of pupils’ work with the Island
community. As a result, the project has helped pupils have an increased sense of belonging and
pride for living in Jersey.
The Mathematics Recovery Programme has trained four Number Counts teachers and 18 teaching
assistants who are able to support pupils with the greatest needs. In addition, the coherent
approach of the Dyscalculia Awareness programme, the previously funded training into developing
early number sense, and the Complete Mathematics TUTOR programme – which provides over
70,000 hours of free online mathematics tuition – has increased access to the curriculum for many
The gains made over the past two years will be built upon in 2023 and the SIAS will continue
supporting and monitoring the various programmes and publish a final report on the progress
made this year.
Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Inna Gardiner said: “I’m pleased that the Covid-19
recovery funding has been used to create such positive opportunities and outcomes for children
and young people in Jersey and I am pleased that we have been able to continue this support
“I would like to thank all the staff who have gone above and beyond to support pupils by
delivering this tailored support. I’d also like to thank the children and young people who have
taken up these new learning opportunities, which I hope will have a positive effect on their future