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Joining the School

About joining West Coventry Academy


Summer School 2021

This year, the Department for Education funded the provision of summer schools across the country to support children with a transition package aimed at reducing the disruption to learning caused by the covid pandemic.

Our summer school was a great success, and the following report was shared with the Governing Board in September 2021.

  • 224 children invited including 60 (27%) who were eligible for pupil premium funding
  • 104 children attended including 26 (25%) who were eligible for pupil premium funding
  • Daily attendance breakdown:
  • Monday 87
  • Tuesday 88
  • Wednesday 83
  • Thursday 79
  • Friday 90

Daily Routines

The daily organisation for the week was as follows:

  • 08:45-09:00 Arrival & registration
  • 09:00-10:30 Rotation 1
  • 10:30-11:00 Supervised break
  • 11:00-12:30 Rotation 2
  • 12:30-13:15 Supervised lunch
  • 13:15-14:45 Rotation 3
  • 14:45-15:00 Depart

Content of the summer school:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, children took part in a rotation of 9 activities organised by the following departments/areas:

  • English - creative writing
  • Maths - zoo investigation
  • 2 Science - Bunsen burners & rocket building and launch
  • Geography - escape room challenge
  • PE – Swimming
  • Library - David Walliams’ new book
  • Food Technology - pizza
  • Zumba & tour of school

Thursday was divided into 3 rotations of 30 children per group:

  • Crafting
  • Outdoor sports - rounders
  • Outdoor sports - football

Friday was big outdoors fun day with 6 rotations & an ice cream van:

  • Crab football
  • 4 Inflatables - bucking bronco, table
  • T shirt decorating

Supervision & Teaching:

  • Throughout the week, all activities were led by West Coventry Academy staff and the children had our 6th Form students accompanying and supporting them in each activity throughout the week.
  • In addition to teaching and in class support, there was a first aider, cleaner and safeguarding lead in attendance each day.
  • The week was designed with ‘stand-alone’ activities so that if a child could not make some of the days, they weren’t disadvantaged.

Costs:

Materials £4,406.68
FSM - Lunches £282.05
Staff Costs £17,730.04
  £22,418.77

Evaluation:

64 parents responded to the online evaluation form

Three questions were rated out of 5:

  • How satisfied were you with the range of activities in the whole week's programme? Response: 4.98/5
  • How satisfied were you with the communication you received regarding the Summer School? Response: 4.91/5
  • What is your overall rating for the Summer School? Response: 4.97/5
  • All of the parents said that as a result of the Summer School, their child was now more confident about the start of term.

Comments from Parents: