NSW students benefit from tutoring program

Students in NSW schools are benefiting from the NSW Government’s history-making $337 million COVID catch up program

20 May 2021
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Image: NSW public school students are receiving tutoring support post-COVID

Students in NSW schools are benefitting from the NSW Government’s history-making $337 million COVID catch up program.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell confirmed today that 5417 tutors have been employed in NSW public schools, with almost 99 per cent of schools already offering tutoring support to their students.

“We know COVID-19 had an impact on education during the 2020 school year. Our tutoring program is helping students catch up after those disruptions,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The tailored model is important. Schools told us they needed the flexibility to deliver this program in a way that helps their students best.”

“Helping students bridge the gaps in their education caused by COVID is part of this government’s efforts to build a safer and stronger NSW.”

The additional support is tailored by schools using both the data from last year’s Check-in Assessments and the knowledge of classroom teachers.

“We are also helping schools in regional and remote areas with access to expert educators to help them create tutoring programs for their community,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The program has had fantastic take-up by our country schools, and more than 3200 of the tutors who are delivering the program are in regional, rural and remote schools.

“This means no matter where a school is in NSW or how many students they have, they can provide a tutoring program which works for their students.”

Registrations are still open to educators interested in taking part at https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/covid-learning-support-program

Existing Department of Education staff should register interest through ClassCover.

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