Fifty-six year 10 students from across the borough of Enfield have enrolled and started ECA's Summer Online School. The students will be studying for GCSE Maths, English and Science.
The Coronavirus pandemic has totally disrupted education throughout the UK and across the world. Many schools have successfully adapted the curriculum to provide online teaching and enable some learning for children across the age groups.
Due to the Government guidelines to close schools to all students except the vulnerable, or children of the key workers during the Coronavirus crisis, most students have missed a significant amount of schoolwork. Year 10 students will be sitting their GCSEs next Summer, but will have missed nearly two terms of work. Increasingly, educationalists are becoming particularly concerned with the impact of learning on vulnerable children and those without access to technology.
As a result of this situation, ECA set up the Summer School to support the educational needs of year 10 students. The school was set up within a two month period, ECA hired six teachers including a curriculum co-ordinator and provided training on digital learning.
ECA chair Oveta McInnis says, “We were able to quickly get the finances and resources needed for the Summer School. We were able to acquire lottery funding to support the project. The school was created to meet the needs of students, particularly during these challenging times in their academic careers.”