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A Guide to Summer School Funding and Staffing

About 20 days ago By Scott Owen

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Funding for Summer Schools 2021

£200 million of funding has been made available to secondary and special schools (including non-maintained special schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision) to run summer school programs. If you are planning to run a summer school Protocol Education can help you find the staff you require to make it a success.

The DfE has asked schools to confirm their intention to run a summer school via an online form by the 30th of April. At this point, a school will only need to confirm that they intend to run a summer school. You do not have to have your entire summer school plan in place to get started. However, you should start planning as soon as possible to secure the best staff. 

Funding for summer school places is £59.70 per pupil per day taking part, with the total funding a school is eligible to receive based on the size of its existing Year 7 cohort. The DfE will publish your school’s allocation will shortly after the Easter holiday.

The DfE has made it clear that schools can use other sources of funding for summer school places. These could include funds stemming from the Catch-Up Premium, Recovery Premium or the Pupil Premium. Additionally, NTP funded tuition can take place over the summer holiday period.

The same funding formulation applies to special schools. The funding for special schools, special units within mainstream schools and alternative provisions is £1,791 per pupil for attending a two-week course.

Delivering a Successful Summer School

Successful summer schools start with a precise aim and culminate in creating an impactful, energetic, and fun environment that will make a real difference in the learning outcomes of your chosen pupils.

Define Your Purpose – An overarching aim is fundamental for a successful summer school.

Build Your Curriculum – Create a curriculum that delivers your purpose and is focused on your target group.

Target the right Pupils - Identify the pupils who will benefit the most from your summer programme and start communicating with them

Find the right staff - The success of your summer school will be in its delivery. Ensure you have the right blend of teachers, tutors, support workers and enrichment staff to deliver your curriculum.

Protocol Education is ready to supply the specialists that will make it a high-impact success for your pupils without creating an additional burden for you or your staff.

We can provide:

  • Qualified teachers

  • Trained Tuition Staff

  • Intervention and Special Needs experienced staff

  • Behaviour mentors

  • Sports coaches

  • Youth workers

  • Specialist to deliver a range of enrichment activities

Deliver – Put everything together to deliver a summer programme that will close attainment gaps and set your pupils on a successful course for September

To find out more about how Protocol Education can help you run a successful summer school, please contact your local branch.

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