Extension & Achievement

This programme is open to all students in the academy and has a rich history of providing a wide variety of experiences and events. Established in 2016, the programme was aimed at giving students a chance to engage in a yearlong project that will see them form new relationships with their peers, undertake enriching activities as part of life skills development and have opportunities to go on specific trips and visits.

 As part of the E&A activities, students have to have good attendance (min 95%) and a positive behaviour record in school. We actively promote this programme to all students and specifically more disadvantaged students as part of our wider engagement work. As part of the programme, students are expected to:

  • read a book that is given to them as part of the work
  • attend in school workshops run by staff and visiting speakers around specific themes and activities
  • undertake work outside of the formal slots that enables them to engage fully in the next calendared activity
Examples of workshops have included Barclays Life Skills, Poetry activities such as Dread Lock Alien. In addition, students have taken part in cultural enrichment activities including new language skills and cookery, in preparation for going on trips abroad or to areas with different cultures.
In return for high levels of engagement, students are then given access to a range of trips and visits that are part of their programme. Recent trips have included:
  • New York
  • Harry Potter World
  • Rome
  • Valencia and Porto
  • Holocaust Centre, Laxton
  • Theatre visits to Nottingham
A copy of the programme for 2019 is available to download below. If you would like to find out more about this excellent opportunity, please contact Mr Daniels, E and A Leader.