Examples from Summer Schools
Government funding currently supports eight AGT summer schools in Lancashire every year. Each year the AGT team visit the wide range of events and report consistent comments and experiences of those involved.
In 2003 a detailed evaluation of the summer schools was undertaken and the key messages arising are outlined below. These reflect the ongoing findings - summer schools are powerful and the approaches which are so successfully used should influence planning and provision in the classroom.
The full evaluation document can be accessed through the link at the bottom of the page.
STRENGTHS AND POSITIVE OUTCOMES
Every centre reported a successful summer school which achieved its broad aims. Particular impact was reported to have been made on:
a) Supporting transition from primary to secondary phase.
IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
FOR ABLE PUPILS
FOR ALL PUPILS
Whilst different centres organise their summer schools in a range of different ways, there are many common features contributing to success:
The response from pupils and teachers inolved in summer schools is overwhelmingly positive. The accompanying file contains a small selection of direct quotes from the young people and adults involved.