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Enrichment & Partnerships

A school should do more than just teach. This is why we have a range of extracurricular activities and services, ensuring that our students are best prepared to face their future outside the school gates.

As a Church of England Academy, we have strong links with the Holy Cross Parish Church. As part of our schools' Religious education program, the Rector, or a Curate from the church, comes in to take an assembly once a week and each day includes a short act of worship. Assemblies are of a mainly Christian nature but are not concerned with doctrines. We also look at other World Faiths.

Twice a year, each class invites their families to share an assembly with the whole school community. Three times a year all the children and parents share in services 

 

 

As a David Ross Education Trust academy, we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and teach life skills that will equip our pupils for an ever-changing world.

Primary enrichment gives students the chance to participate in activities that supplement learning and enable them to broaden their skills and experiences, identify talent and enhance it.

Activities include visual and performing arts, including dance, drama and music. There is also a focus on art, sport, outward bound and developing life skills.

What sort of skills does enrichment teach?

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in yourself
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Health benefits

Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer. Highlights from last year include:

  • A Big Sing led by Opera North
  • 14 of our primary schools participated in the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
  • 6 of our primary schools worked with The Northern Ballet, this involved a trip to see a production and several workshops.
  • Several of our Northamptonshire schools developed partnerships with The Royal & Derngate Theatre and The Corby Cube.

Our most recent opportunities include:

  • A working partnership with Lincoln Castle, Gainsborough Old Hall and The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, offering half or full day trips.
  • Nevill Holt Farm: A working farm available to our schools for day trips or camping overnight.

The DRET Team

We have a team in place to fulfill our aims and provide opportunities for pupils.

Sport: Shane Ward & Alex Green

Cultural: Jamie Healy

To contact us please call Head office: 01476 566 801