During the school summer holiday, the Department for Education is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people across Gedling.
The £200,000,000 Summer Schools programme is part of the Government’s £3 billion investment in helping boost pupils’ learning after the disruption caused by COVID-19. Last week, Tom Randall MP visited both the Redhill Academy and Arnold Hill Academy to see their Summer Schools in action.
Tom said: “Helping students across Gedling catch-up on missed learning caused by the pandemic is one of my priorities and I am delighted both Redhill Academy and Arnold Hill Academy secured funding from the Government’s Summer Schools programme.”
To support pupils prepare for the next academic year and help them make up for learning lost during the pandemic, the Government launched a free Summer Schools programme to run during the holidays, largely focused on incoming Year 7s, with a mix of fun activities and catch-up lessons.
On visiting both Arnold Hill’s and Redhill’s Summer Schools last week, Tom said: “I am pleased that throughout last week over fifty pupils a day had the opportunity to catch-up on budgeting and music skills at Arnold Hill.
“It was also great to be back at my former secondary school and to see the Redhill Academy Summer School in action, where nearly 200 current year 6 to year 7 transition students have taken part in history, maths and performing arts lessons.”
While catching-up on lessons, these incoming year 7s also had the opportunity to build new friendships ahead of starting Redhill and Arnold Hill Academy in September.
Tom also thanked the work of the school staff who have made these Summer Schools happen: “I commend the teachers and staff at both Arnold Hill and Redhill Academy for running these summer schools during their holiday. These sessions have been a huge benefit for incoming year 7s who have missed time with their friends as well as the valuable preparation time needed to fully equip them with the jump from primary school.”