Enrichment

The school has a firm commitment that learning in each curriculum area should not just be about delivering a scheme of work or programme of study to achieve outstanding examination results, but should also be about students enjoying learning and developing creativity within that subject.

Each curriculum area will be expected to develop enrichment activities for learners and to signpost these activities.

Enrichment within curriculum areas should be aimed at:

  • Increasing enjoyment within that curriculum area
  • Providing challenge and developing independent learning in gifted and talented students in the curriculum area
  • Developing the profile of the curriculum area or particular skills and themes within that area
  • Linking the curriculum area to the school’s specialist Leadership status

Each curriculum area will develop their enrichment activity in the coming academic year.  Enrichment will include:

  • Development of clubs linked to one or more curriculum areas
  • Development of faculty-based trips and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Identifying external facilitators to engage learners at Tauheedul
  • Celebrating a particular ‘National Day’ or ‘ World Week’ related to an issue of relevance to the curriculum area and the school’s specialist Leadership status status

The enrichment activities will be delivered during:

  • Weekday evening sessions from 3pm till 3.45pm on particular days of the week when intervention sessions are not usually scheduled
  • Lessons to celebrate a particular ‘National Day’ or ‘ World Week’ related to an issue of relevance to the curriculum area
  • Weekends and early mornings/evenings where appropriate

In English and Communications, enrichment can include:

  • Poetry, Drama or Book Clubs
  • ‘French Breakfast Club’ to enjoy a French breakfast whilst learning about French culture
  • Publication of the school newsletter on a termly basis
  • Celebration of ‘World Book Day’ or ‘Poetry Week’ etc
  • Faculty trips to venues related to study in English and the languages, e.g. Bronte Parsonage Museum to learn about an author’s place of residence and how they were inspired to write

In Mathematical and Technological subjects, enrichment can include:

  • ‘Puzzles’ or ‘IT’ Club
  • Participation in ‘National Maths Challenge’ and other online competitions
  • Contribution of mathematical puzzles and conundrums for the school magazine
  • Contribution of an e-safety and e-advice section for the school magazine

In Scientific subjects, enrichment can include:

  • Celebration of National Science and Engineering Week
  • Science Clubs
  • Participation in ‘Science at Work’ events
  • Identifying external faciltiators such as for ‘Forensic Science Day’
  • Faculty-trips to Science museums, power stations etc.

In aesthetic areas, enrichment can include:

  • Celebration of the school’s annual ‘Art Days’
  • Visting museums and galleries
  • Identifying external facilitators to lead learning on different cultures
  • An ‘Art Club’ to prepare material for display across the school buildings
  • A ‘Tauheedul’s Got Talent’ day where learners rehearse and exhibit artistic performances on a chosen theme

In the Humanities curricula, enrichment can include:

  • Celebration of ‘World Environment Day’, ‘Fair Trade Day’, ‘International Women’s Day’, ‘Citizenship Day’, Holocaust Memorial Day, St George’s Day and other related events
  • ‘Humanities Club’, ‘Green Club’ or related clubs
  • Development of inter-faith forums
  • Faculty trips to war museums, orienteering locations and other venues related to Humanities subjects
  • Linking students to other young people in poverty, marking  the ‘Global Week of Action Against Poverty’
  • Developing a student ‘Debating Society’ or ‘Student Parliament’

In the Sports curriculum, enrichment can include:

  • Celebration of ‘World Health Day’ etc
  • ‘Sports Club’ for learners and their mothers
  • School’s termly ‘Sports Days’

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