A programme aiming to help disadvantaged pupils make a successful transition from primary to secondary school.
Schools can claim Summer School funding for pupils who are registered for free school meals (FSM), and for those who have been looked after in public care continuously for six months.
The Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils is open to all secondary schools and will take place during the school summer holidays.
You can choose from the vast range of workshops offered by Positively Mad to create a summer school programme that suits your needs to perfection. Without exception, our workshops boost self-confidence, motivation, ability and aspiration.
But wait!! It gets better….. Funding may be available to you through the governments summer school programme! Secondary schools are invited to opt-in to the programme by completing a short online form. Before completing the form, schools may wish to read the question and answer information provided in the Summer Schools FAQs.
If your questions are not covered you can get further information by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positively Mad can put together a one-day or even a full week’s worth of invigorating, challenging, fun, inspiring, exciting workshops designed to: increase self-confidence; boost motivation; raise abilities in the key areas of literacy, maths, science and so much more; AND to raise aspirations ready for the transition into high school.
Trying to motivate your child to improve and attain success is often only achieved through bribery, incessant nagging or the threat of some kind of punishment.
Parents know how exhausting it is to engage in any of these options. Motivating students, especially those who are ‘switched off’ and reluctant to change, is difficult work indeed.
Just getting them to clean their rooms is a mission in itself!
That's where Summer School and Positively MAD come in...
Our programmes are ‘student friendly’, designed to uplift, empower and motivate! So choose from one (or why not choose many) of our programmes now as part of your funded Summer School Programme:
Creative Approaches to Learning
In September 2011, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that £50 million would be made available for the Summer Schools programme.
Schools need to state the number of places they expect to provide for disadvantaged pupils when completing the online form. Funding will be paid in two parts - in June and October, 2013:
for maintained schools - paid via the Local Authority
for Academies and non-maintained special schools - paid directly.
For a two week Summer School £500 will be available for each disadvantaged pupil. If schools decide to run a one week Summer School then funding would be £250 per pupil.
Prepare your child for high school
The sessions were very enjoyable. The students where very positive about the information they had learned and the activities they were taking part in. The showed in great pride how they had stored information during the mind mapping session. The mix of class room based and physical activity kept the girls happy and interested. Shanaz and Laura who ran the activities where absolute brilliant. The staffs were very intuitive and picked up issues with the girls and along with staff put steps in place to work with the girls. They built great relationships with students and staff. I would highly recommend then again. The ladies time management of activates really kept the summer school on track. The students enjoyed working with them so much they wanted to bring the staff on the trip with them.
I was very pleased with the two courses which I booked. All of the staff involved remarked on how well the pupils engaged with what was going on, and the feedback I received from the kids was overwhelmingly positive. The two sessions hit the brief for our Summer School 100%; They were fun and the pupils learned lots of new skills and ideas.