360 students and 60 members of staff came into school as part of the Government Catch Up Initiative. Newman Extra Saturday School has been set up using the government catch-up grant, issued to schools nationwide to help close the learning gap caused by the pandemic.
Head of College, Paul Miller said:
‘Learning isn’t just about grades; it’s about being equipped for the next phase of life, whether that is university or the world of work. This extra time of learning will enable our students to go on from here feeling confident, prepared, and properly equipped for whatever path they take when they leave us. We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the Saturday school and applaud our students’ work ethic and our staff’s dedication to ensuring that a Newman Student leaves us the best they can be. We have always maintained a positive, friendly, productive atmosphere here at the college and that was no different today. Ultimately, we are all here because we love our subjects and so do our students. They are keen to learn and we can’t ask more from them than that.’
A Cardinal Newman Catholic School Parent said:
‘Big thank you to Newman College Staff for coming in Saturdays to help students catch up. Very welcome for my daughter’
A year 11 students said:
‘It was good. It helped me feel less worried about my work’
You can find about more about Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove by visiting their website.