Summer School at TAL
July 2021: In our first year, we offered a week off site, as our building was not ready. 150 students attended our first summer school at Roundhay Primary Campus where they had lessons in English, maths, humanities, science, art and drama. They also enjoyed some team building games to encourage them to make new friends before starting secondary school. Every student received a book, Dare to Be You, by Matthew Syed, to support with transition. Our more vulnerable students were collected by staff to ensure they could enjoy the experience.
July 2022: In our second year, we were able to accommodate 200 students for a week on site. They enjoyed a range of taster lessons, including science practicals, Spanish, English, maths and humanities, they also had two full afternoons of sport and each child enjoyed a healthy breakfast and lunch. Students were very positive about the experience. Once again, we provided each child with a book to support with transition and educational prizes for our award winners.
July 2023: This year, we targeted over 200 students, 80% of whom are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. We extended our offer to four full weeks. Week 1 was transition, which included taster lessons and an opportunity to practise key routines, have a look around the school and enjoy a hot meal. Week 2 was summer sports camp with rock climbing, basketball, football, lacrosse, healthy eating assembly and a hot meal for all. Week 3 was our Dance Camp, including an input into healthy living and a hot meal for all, and week 4 was the return of our Sports Camp.