Summer School 2021 Final Report
Name: Westhaven School
Duration: 5 days (4 hours per day)
Dates: 26th – 30th July 2021
Places offered: 25 (Year 6 learners 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 learners have EHCPs and attend from all over the county of North Somerset. Pre Covid-19, the school would provide 3 transition days for new learners and additional days for learners 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 learners, we therefore used the Department for Education Summer School funding to provide a week long transition experience for learners.
Summer School 2021
All Year 6 learners 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 learners were invited to take part). Out of the 16 parents that either requested a place or expressed an interest, 7 learners confirmed that they would attend. Due to the number of learners and level of needs, it was decided that 3 Westhaven School teachers would provide a timetable of activities together with 3 TAs as two learners required 1:1 support.
Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons (including learners isolating) only 3 learners attended the whole week, 1:1 staff were retained as learners were expected to attend. Attendance was recorded daily and absences were followed up with parents each day.
Each day learners 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. Learners 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 learners throughout the day.