Secondary schools are to receive £200 million for summer school funding
The government has recently announced that in an effort to offset the disruption caused by the Coronavirus, secondary schools will receive access to a £200m fund. This funding will be used to implement a series of summer activities and academic opportunities for those that missed out on vital lessons during school closures.
Summer schools will be used to help students recover their missed learning and for many, to prepare them for pivotal GCSE exams. The government’s guidance will provide advice on academic support, sports, mental health and wellbeing.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
“I know many students, parents, carers and teachers are in equal measures anxious and excited about what this summer might bring.
That’s why we’re providing clarity, issuing guidance as early as possible, so we can make the most of these opportunities. It will give local authorities, parents, carers and teachers the notice they need so they can make their summer plans to prepare large numbers of incoming year 7s for their first experience of secondary school, and to make sure the most disadvantaged children can make the most of the school holidays through the Holiday Activities and Food programme.
I am confident this summer of enrichment and engagement in academic work will be a great success, tailored to local circumstances by their local authorities and also the wonderful heads and teachers who best understand the needs of their students.”
Here at WisePay, we are extremely optimistic about the summer ahead and believe that students will rise to the challenge of a unique summer. Be on the lookout for exclusive resources designed to aid you and your school in the lead-up to the summertime.