Summer School

Summer School 2021 Final Report

Name: Westhaven School

URN: 109406

Duration: 5 days (4 hours per day)

Dates: 26th – 30th July 2021

Places offered: 25 (Year 6 pupils both current and new to Westhaven School)

Pupil Premium: 40% of Year 6 cohort

Places delivered: 3 (explained in summary)

Activities provided: English, Maths, team building, sports activities, art, cooking, well being activities and a trip to Puxton Park

Staffing: all Westhaven School staff (3 teachers and 2 TAs)

Cost: £4203.31 (of which £555 were unrecoverable) to cover staffing, onsite costs, transport, Puxton Park entrance fees, food (not provided for by sponsor) and resources. 

Sponsorship: Tesco provided some food free of charge


Westhaven School is a specialist school for children aged 4-18 with additional needs. All pupils have EHCPs and attend from all over the county of North Somerset. Pre covid-19, the school would provide 3 transition days for new pupils and additional days for pupils that needed the extra transition work due to their level of need. Due to covid-19, it was decided that the transition days would be cancelled to aid in the safety of staff and pupils, we therefore used the Department for Education Summer School funding to provide a week long transition experience for pupils. 

Summer School 2021

All Year 6 pupils were invited regardless of whether they already attended Westhaven School or were new. Initially, 10 parents requested a place, 6 expressed an interest and 9 did not want to attend (25 pupils were invited to take part). Out of the 16 parents that either requested a place or expressed an interest, 7 pupils confirmed that they would attend. Due to the number of pupils and level of needs, it was decided that 3 Westhaven School teachers would provide a timetable of activities together with 3 TAs as two pupils required 1:1 support. 


Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons (including pupils isolating) only 3 pupils attended the whole week, 1:1 staff were retained as pupils were expected to attend. Attendance was recorded daily and absences were followed up with parents each day. 


Each day pupils took part in English and Maths lessons focusing on reading and comprehension and times tables. The lessons were delivered at an appropriate level and differentiated to meet the needs of individuals. Pupils also took part in cooking lessons, Computing (Lego WeDo 2.0), beach visit, PE, Art, Social Skills, exploring the local area and a visit to Puxton Park. Snacks and lunch were provided to all pupils throughout the day. 


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