“Supplementary education can be defined as…classes focused on the provision of additional support for curriculum subjects including all languages, history and cultural enrichment activities… Provision takes place within a range of contexts including:”

“Tuition groups

After-school clubs

Supplementary schools

Mother-tongue classes

Saturday schools

Private tuition”

The National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education sums it up nicely.

It’s been on the rise and rise for the past 15 months, when home schooling began due to lockdown restrictions. Since then, supplementary education has become a hot topic. It continues to be debated as the 2020-21 school year draws to a close.

School has been in rather than out since March. But, there’s nationwide concern on multiple levels about the need for more supplementary education to help an entire generation catch up on lost ground.

An educational support package worth an estimated £400million has been announced by the government to help address this problem.

Leora Cruddas, the chief executive of the Confederation of School Trusts, stressed the benefits of supplementary education in support of the GSCE and A-Level lessons students receive in schools.

“Where tuition can have value is where it’s done alongside the curriculum. If the government is going to be spending money, I would suggest that those programmes start in the autumn and are strongly aligned with the work a school is doing.” 

Yet, it’s much more comprehensive and inclusive than just GSCE and A-Level booster lessons.

At La Academia, we’ve been specialist supplementary education providers long before recent circumstances made it headline news.

Dozens of existing and new students are already signing up with us for-

  • Modern foreign language and other core subject tuition during the summer holidays.
  • Reception age Saturday morning Spanish classes starting in September.
  • Booster lessons, courses and private tuition in preparation for GCSE and A-Level re-sits in autumn.

Will your child be amongst them? 


Supplementary Education, National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education



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