Bridging the Learning Gap at Chandlers Field School


A £6,000 Community Grant to Chandlers Field School will support a catch-up programme for Year 4 students, helping to boost literacy skills following the recent school closures.

The grant will fund a qualified teacher to deliver a 6-week programme focusing on phonics, reading, comprehension and writing. This 1:1 support will make up for lost face-to-face teaching time during lockdown and help to bridge the learning gap.

Lynn Williams, Head Teacher of Chandlers Field School said:

“We were delighted to receive this funding; it has filled a gap that the government funding did not stretch to. We are delighted to be able to provide additional support for these children following such challenging times and know that it will make a significant difference to them.”

Improving educational attainment for disadvantaged students is one of Walton Charity’s funding priorities. The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent school closures has disproportionately impacted poorer students and the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is expected to grow.

Janette ButlerComment