Case study 8: Effective teaching and learning in residential summer schools
From 2003 to 2007, NAGTY brokered residential summer schools of two or three weeks’ duration for its student members. Courses of study, called ‘strands’, were designed by the staff who would teach them, and students admitted to the schools were able to opt for the strand that suited their interest. The arrangements for teaching were normally that a team of three tutors, comprising a university academic, a school teacher and an assistant tutor (often a teacher in training) planned and organised the teaching and learning for about 18 students who had opted for the strand. The summer schools had been inspected by OFSTED on two separate occasions, and had been rated in both as outstanding for the quality of teaching and learning.