Summer School 2021

Summary Information

Westlands School ran an event from 23rd to 27th August following Department for Education guidelines regarding the delivery of a short summer school with a blend of academic and enrichment activities.

The programme aimed to allow new students to build a community with their fellow pupils, forge relationships with new teachers and familiarise themselves with their new school environment as well as enable existing students to benefit from activities planned to help catch up on class time missed through Covid-19 restrictions.
 

Monday 23rd  Tuesday 24th Wednesday 25th Thursday 26th Friday 27th 
New Year 7 New Year 7 New Year 7    
    New Year 8 New Year 8 New Year 8
New Year 11 New Year 11 New Year 11 New Year 11  

 

Student Selection

Our provision focused primarily on students making the transition to Year 7 who were transferring from a small feeder school (with 3 pupils or fewer) and those with known anxiety issues.  For years 8 and 11 we used internal data to identify those students who have been most affected by in-year lockdowns and isolations.
 

  Invited (of which PP) Individual Pupils Attending Total Places Taken Across All Days
Year 7 70 (15) 67 193
Year 8 45 (27) 22 64
Year 11 59 (18) 23 40

 

Activities and Schedule

Year 7 and 8 received a carousel of English, Maths and Science lessons in the morning with enrichment activities in the afternoon.  Year 11 had a mixed timetable covering core subjects daily as well as option subjects and enrichment activities.  The table below shows the activities in addition to English, Maths and Science.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Year 7
(Mon/Tues/Weds)

Year 8
(Weds/Thurs/ Fri)

History
Music
PE

Drama
Geography
DT

PE
Drama
School Farm
Treasure Hunt

Geography
DT
PE

Drama
History


Year 10
 
Music

Geography
PE

Drama

PE
History
Geography

 

 

Costs, Expenses and Funding

All costs and expenses were covered as part of the Department for Education Summer School Funding programme.
 

Teaching staff (23 staff covering 218.25 hours) £6547.50
Support staff (15 staff covering 264.15 hours) £6603.75
Cooking ingredients £26.91
Ice cream van visit £350.00
Nourish Catering costs – staff £1350.00
Nourish Catering costs – food £1162.00
Total cost £16,055.38