SHINE@St Stephen’s Primary School is one of four SHINE on Saturdays co-funded with The SHINE Trust. The project works with 60 underachieving pupils aged 8-11 in small classes grouped by ability from 9 local primary schools. SHINE on Saturdays runs 10am-3pm for 30 Saturdays over three terms with the school employing a Project Manager, tutors and teaching assistants to deliver the programme.
Impact So Far
This is the second grant awarded by WF and the SHINE Trust to SHINE@St Stephens. The project is currently in its third year and has achieved good results to date. For example, in 2011-12, 55% of pupils progressed 2+ National Curriculum sub levels in Maths, 61% did so in reading and 48% in writing – exceeding the expectation that pupils will progress 1.5 sub levels per year. An external evaluation concluded that “Activities were planned effectively and there was clear evidence that the students were making progress.”