This is compulsory for all Year 12 students, in order to enhance their social development and journey towards their chosen career paths.
Each society has a Lead, for which students must express their interest by applying for and undertaking an interview for this role. The enrichment that students partake in are linked to the societies they are a part of.
This is an optional for Year 13 students (who will be more focussed on Year 13 exams).
Society members attend webinars, trips, listen to external speakers, and partake in extra reading and research.
Committees are optional for Year 12 and 13 students, in order to allow students to run extracurricular areas of interest. Some of these activities will only be appropriate for Year 13 students (e.g., Year Book Committee).
To become a Committee Lead, an expression of interest has to be submitted by the student.
Subject teachers choose Ambassadors. These roles are put in place after the October half-term, in order to allow students to show their potential in subject areas.
When an award is given out to students for the role of Ambassador, those that are successful will be announced in an assembly and / or letters home.
The roles of the Ambassador are as follows:
- To liaise directly with subject teachers.
- Take responsibility for displaying current affairs of each faculty on notice boards.
- Take responsibility for Open Evening displays, resources, discussions with prospective students and parents, and organisation of student involvement in Open Evening for the promotion of subjects.
- To visit Year 7, 8 and 9 lessons as a Teaching Assistant, under the guidance of the subject teacher.
- To provide information and advertising, to small groups of younger students about their specialist subjects.
- To take lunchtime clubs (e.g., Maths Club or Debate club).
- To present at parent drop-in sessions to talk about subject-specific skills.
- To promote subjects in assemblies.
- To work with the Society Leads.
- Assist in the organisation of resources for the Year 12 consolidation lesson.
The enrichment programme is compulsory for all Year 12 students. Students will have an enrichment log booklet, in which the student completes by stating what they have done and how it has been beneficial to them, and to the department that they are working in. Members of staff in that department then check and sign the log, if they are in agreement.
As part of the enrichment programme, all Year 12 students will be expected to read to Year 7 students in form time.
Rewards are given for those students working above and beyond expectations.