Although lessons end at 2.30pm, the Academy day does not as that is when our Enrichment programme begins! Students are able to choose from a fantastic range of after-school Enrichment activities and clubs, both academic and non-academic. Sessions last from 2.30pm– 3.30pm and are run by Academy Staff. Enrichment is overseen by Mrs Khatoon for academic clubs and Mr Adam for sporting clubs, who will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the Enrichment programme. To sign up for an enrichment club students must collect a letter from Mrs Khatoon and return the reply slip signed by their parent or guardian.
Catch up sessions for our KS4 students are an excellent way to help accelerate your academic progress. Whether you missed a lesson, need to improve your knowledge or require additional help with coursework then catch up sessions will provide you with expert support from a range of staff in different departments. Enrichment activities also allow you to gain experience and skills in areas not typically part of your everyday curriculum. Enhancing your attributes by choosing to gain new experiences is extremely desirable to future employers and higher education providers.
“Engagement in fun activities creates a desire to learn, leading to a ‘development of engagement in learning” – Bowdoin USA
Soft skills are developed; ‘the character traits and interpersonal skills that characterise a person’s relationships with other people. In the workplace, soft skills are considered a complement to hard skills, which refer to a person’s knowledge and occupational skills.’
Further support for the development of soft skills: ‘Grounding in soft skills gives people who went to independent schools their edge.’ – Dr Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College
The impact of enrichment activities: “Enrichment is increasingly understood as having a potentially significant impact on the intellectual, social and psychological well-being of students.” – Bowdoin USA
Furthermore, getting involved in Enrichment activities is also the perfect way to ensure you meet your Kearsley Academy Pledges:
Everyone! Whatever year group you are in there are a huge range of Enrichment sessions to choose from. Some activities are specifically targeted at individual year groups or key stages and this information is on the timetable which you can on the Kearsley Academy website.