SERIOUS FUN ON SATURDAY @ KING’S SCHOOL, ELY
The grant recipient
King’s School, Ely is a coeducational independent day and boarding school in the centre of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Founded in 970 AD, it provides pre to sixth form education to approximately 1000 pupils. It recently achieved the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) Challenge Award, and the latest Independent Schools Inspectorate judged it to be providing an “outstanding educational experience”.
The programme is aimed at disadvantaged students in year six (10-11 year olds), with demonstrable interest and/or academic potential in science. The sessions will be designed to encourage high quality, practical approaches to teaching and learning.
The programme will run for 5 weeks and last for 3.5 hours each Saturday. It will be run by staff from King’s School, Ely, in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Education and Science Learning Centre, with extra assistance from sixth form mentors.
A parallel programme will run comprising 10 weekday afternoon sessions in the feeder schools, to help improve primary teachers’ confidence and ability to teach science at Key Stage Two.
The aim of the programme is to support the delivery of Key Stage Two science in order to raise the attainment and aspirations of disadvantaged students.
£35,225 over four years (2011-15). This will contribute towards transport, equipment and staffing costs.
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