Extended Services

Extended Services gives students the opportunity to make the most of the wonderful facilities on offer in the Academy, outside of curriculum time.

Lunchtime and after school clubs and activities offer enrichment and learning support, as well as  allowing students to enjoy spending time together, in a safe environment. The programme contains a wide range of activities including: sports, fitness, music, performing arts, study support and social activities.
Students will be notified of additional opportunities or changes in programme via ‘Student Notices’ which are read out during form time daily.

Activities for Autumn term 2019- September- Christmas

Day Activity Time Details Room Teacher/ Coach
Monday Nurture Lunch 1.20-1.55pm Students invited to join the Nurture group are welcome to bring a packed lunch to the PSR for a social lunchtime of games and chat. Sessions held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Positive Support Room  (PSR) Mrs Alton                       Mrs Keeling
Monday Boys Football                  Years 7 & 8 1.20-1.55pm Boys in years 7 & 8 are invited to a friendly football kick about (weather permitting) on the All Weather Pitch. Please be aware Students MUST wear trainers- no football boots. No food to be taken into the all-weather pitch area. Hockey Changing Rooms                   All Weather Pitch Mr Robinson     Mr Hopkins
Monday Lower School Choir 1.35-1.55pm The Lower School Choir invites students’ years 7 and 8 to come a long for a lively vocal work out with some great tunes. There will be performance opportunities throughout the year. It is advisable to have a snack at break time if taking part, but students may bring a packed lunch of required. MU1 Mrs Bateman
Tuesday         Week A GCSE & A Level Art open studio session 1.20-1.50pm Students studying GCSE and A-Level Art & Design are welcome to use the Art studio facilities to catch up or create additional work for the units they are currently working on. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Room 47 Mrs Hayes
Tuesday Nurture Lunch 1.20-1.55pm Students invited to join the Nurture group are welcome to bring a packed lunch to the PSR for a social lunchtime of games and chat. Sessions held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Positive Support Room  (PSR) Mrs Alton                       Mrs Keeling
Tuesday Boys Football                  Years 9 & 10 1.20-1.55pm Boys in years 9 & 10 are invited to a friendly football kick about (weather permitting) on the All Weather Pitch. Please be aware Students MUST wear trainers- no football boots. No food to be taken into the all-weather pitch area. Hockey Changing Rooms                   All Weather Pitch Mr Robinson     Mr Hopkins
Tuesday IT Club 1.25- 1.55pm Year 7 & 8 students are invited to attend the IT Club sessions on Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes, to work on programming projects, homework assignments, work catch up sessions  and to meet new friends. There will also be the opportunity to play Minecraft. Lunch may be consumed in the room at the centre tables away from the computers. Room 49 Mr Rimmer
Tuesday Y8 Boys Football Fixtures  3pm The year 8 boys’ football team will play home and away fixtures on Tuesday evening. Trials are carried out at the start of the year and team selection is by invitation only. All team members MUST wear the appropriate kit, shin pads and football boots. Home and Away Fixtures Mr Hopkins
Tuesday Y 11 Boost Class  Maths 3.05- 4.15pm Students in Y 11 who are Foundation/ Higher borderline in Maths, may attend this Boost session in the hope of progressing to the higher tier paper. Room 42 Mr Long
Tuesday Girls Netball 3.10-4.20pm Girls in all years are invited to the weekly netball sessions to improve skills, practice shooting and to learn the rules of the game. This is a fast and friendly training session. Please note PE kit and trainers MUST be worn. North Block Courts PE Staff
Tuesday Homework Club 3.10-4.20pm Students are invited to use all of the library facilities- books, computers, printers and resources to complete homework tasks, in a safe and friendly environment. Please note food and drink are NOT to be consumed in the library. Library Class & Pupil management Team
Wednesday Basket Ball Years               7 & 8 1.20-1.55pm Boys and girls in Years 7 & 8 can work on game skills and target practice in this friendly lunchtime session. Please be aware Students MUST wear trainers. Sports Hall Mr Robinson     Mr Hopkins
Wednesday PE Homework Club 1.20- 1.55pm Students who require guidance and assistance with PE homework can obtain the support of PE staff to complete the tasks in a suitable environment, with IT access. Rooms 70 & 71 PE Staff
Wednesday Academy Choir 1.25-1.55pm Students from y 9 and above are invited to audition for the prestigious Academy Choir. The choir will have numerous opportunities to perform both in an out of school during the school year, and enjoy a wide repertoires of varying styles. MU1 Mrs Rowlands
Wednesday GCSE Further Maths 3.10- 4pm An opportunity for selected students to take the new GCSE Further Maths course in preparation for A-Level maths and A- Level further maths. Sessions also on Thursday Room 40 Mr Buxton
Wednesday Y7 & 9                       Boys Football Fixtures  3pm The year 7 & 9 boys football team will play home and away fixtures on Tuesday evening. Trials are carried out at the start of the year and team selection is by invitation only. All team members MUST wear the appropriate kit, shin pads and football boots. Home and Away Fixtures Mr Robinson     Mr Hopkins
Wednesday Dance Club 3.10-4.15pm Students in all years are invited to come along to learn new moves and various styles of dance and fitness, in a friendly environment. There will be performance opportunities throughout the year. All students attending must wear PE kit please. Lafayette Suite Miss Naylor
Wednesday Chess & Games Club 3.05- 4.15pm Students from all year are invited to attend the sessions whether complete beginners or accomplished players. All games are strategy based, such as  chess, draughts, mastermind etc. Room 42 Mr Long
Wednesday Homework Club 3.10-4.20pm Students are invited to use all of the library facilities- books, computers, printers and resources to complete homework tasks, in a safe and friendly environment. Please note food and drink are NOT to be consumed in the library. Library Class & Pupil management Team
Wednesday Orchestra 3.15-4.15pm The school orchestra is open to students who have mastered their instrument and are able to comfortably follow sheet music. Places are by invitation, but you are free to express an interest with the music department staff. Please remember to bring your instrument to rehearsals. There will be performance opportunities for the orchestra – please bear this in mind when joining. MU1 Mrs Rowlands
Wednesday  Basket Ball Years     9 & 10 1.20-1.55pm Boys and girls in Years 9 & 10 can work on game skills and target practice in this friendly lunchtime session. Please be aware Students MUST wear trainers. Sports Hall Mr Robinson     Mr Hopkins
Thursday Nurture Lunch 1.20-1.55pm Students invited to join the Nurture group are welcome to bring a packed lunch to the PSR for a social lunchtime of games and chat. Sessions held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Positive Support Room  (PSR) Mrs Alton                       Mrs Keeling
Thursday Y 13 Chemistry 1.20- 1.55pm A-Level revision and support session for Y 13 students. 45 Dr Mistry
Thursday Design & Technology Support 3.20- 4.45pm Students from years 10 & 11 who are studying Design & Technology GCSE or Cambridge National Engineering Design are welcome to attend these sessions for support with both theory and practical work. 53 Mr Miles
Thursday Y8 & 10                       Boys Football Fixtures  3pm The year 8 & 10 boys football team will play home and away fixtures on Tuesday evening. Trials are carried out at the start of the year and team selection is by invitation only. All team members MUST wear the appropriate kit, shin pads and football boots. Home and Away Fixtures Mr Robinson
Thursday GCSE Further Maths 3.10- 4pm An opportunity for selected students to take the new GCSE Further Maths course in preparation for A-Level maths and A- Level further maths. Sessions also on Thursday Room 40 Mr Long
Thursday Girls Netball Fixtures from 3pm Girls in the school netball teams will compete with other schools in the area. Please note matches may be home or away. Please note full team PE kit and trainers MUST be worn. North Block Courts PE Staff
Thursday Homework Club 3.10-4.20pm Students are invited to use all of the library facilities- books, computers, printers and resources to complete homework tasks, in a safe and friendly environment. Please note food and drink are NOT to be consumed in the library. Library Class & Pupil management Team
Friday GCSE & A Level Art open studio session 1.20-1.50pm Students studying GCSE and A-Level Art & Design are welcome to use the Art studio facilities to catch up or create additional work for the units they are currently working on. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Room 47 Mrs Cartwright
Friday Nurture Lunch 1.20-1.55pm Students invited to join the Nurture group are welcome to bring a packed lunch to the PSR for a social lunchtime of games and chat. Sessions held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Positive Support Room  (PSR) Mrs Alton                       Mrs Keeling
Friday Brass Band 1.25-1.55pm Students who play Brass instruments are invited to join the Brass band once they achieve the required level. There will be opportunities to perform throughout the year -please bear this in mind when joining. Please don’t forget to bring your instrument. MU1 Mrs Benson
Friday Duke of Edinburgh  Bronze 3-4.15pm Students in year 9 who have signed up for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme will meet on alternate weeks. Room 30 Mr Robinson
Friday The Saint Benedict Big Band 3.10-4.10pm If you play an instrument and know how to swing, the Big Band is the place for you. Students from Year 8 and above are invited to audition for this very popular performance and entertainment band. The Big Band are always a hit with our audiences and members are required to commit to performances. Members must be music grade 3 or above. MU1 Mr Jarvis
Thursday Homework Club 3.10-4.20pm Students are invited to use all of the library facilities- books, computers, printers and resources to complete homework tasks, in a safe and friendly environment. Please note food and drink are NOT to be consumed in the library. Library Class & Pupil management Team
Friday Derby Hockey Club 3.30-4.30pm Coaching staff from Derby Hockey Club, help you to enjoy this fun, dynamic and exciting sport.  Please wear full PE kit with Trainers shin guards are required and a gum shield is recommended. Please note there is a £2 charge for each session, to be paid directly to the coach weekly. All Weather Pitch Outdoors Derby Hockey Club Coaches
Friday Confidence with Physics 3-4pm These sessions are available to all Year 11 Students on the build up to exam season to boost confidence in Physics. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the curriculum. Room 17 Mr Johanson
Additional sessions
Various HITS FROM THE MUSICALS Lunchtimes and Afterschool Rehearsals for our pre-Christmas performances will take place during lunchtimes and after school on various days. Students will be advised as to when they are required to attend. Performing arts areas Performing Arts Staff
Various days by arrangements All Years                           EAL- English As An Additional Language Homework Club Lunchtime If you are one of the many students for whom English is a second language, it can be difficult to find help with homework. Mrs Keogh offers guidance with homework tasks for all pupils. If you need language support please see Mrs Keogh in room 74 to book in a lunchtime session. Room 74 Mrs Keogh
Various Music Practice Rooms Lunchtimes and Afterschool Students who study music and play musical instruments may book use of the three practice rooms in the music block. Please book with the music office. Music Block Music staff

Frequently asked questions:

Can students participate in all of these activities?

  • Each activity listed will have details of the students that the activity is available to ( Year group/ gender/ subject specific)   Where no details are specified the activity is open to all year groups.

Can students join in an activity mid way through the term?

  • In most cases the answer to this is yes, as we encourage student participation. The exceptions to this will be where students are rehearsing for a performance, or a course of instruction is partway through and it is felt that a new member of the group would not be able to catch up. Or in some instances where teams have been selected. It is advisable for students to check with the teacher/ department responsible, before attending the first session if an activity is ongoing.

What should students who are taking part in lunchtime activities do about finding time to eat?

  • Many of our activities permit students to eat a packed lunch in the classroom whilst taking part in a session. Please not NO food is permitted in science labs, IT rooms or in sports areas, including the all weather pitch. The school canteen offers a wide range of hot and cold snack foods which are available at break time as well as lunchtime, allowing student to eat a more hearty snack at 11am or to select snack food at break to take into the lunchtime activity. Foods available at break include chicken burgers, hot pasties, pizza slices, sandwiches, wraps, cookies and a election of bottle soft drinks and water.

How does my child get home if they stay for an after school activity?

  • Parents who wish to collect students at the end of the day are free to drive onto the site and park in the bus bay area after 3.30pm. Please drive slowly and be aware of students moving around the site.There is a FREE bus service every day (Monday- Friday). The bus leaves the school at 4.35 and stops near the assembly rooms car park ( Full Street opposite the Premiere Inn). Students can then be met by parents /carers, or make their own homeward journey on public transport.

Behavior:

We want every student to enjoy the extracurricular activities on offer and whilst we appreciate that students are accessing these sessions in their free time, we do have expected standards of behavior.This includes respect for the member of staff leading the activity and for all their fellow participants. Students must follow instructions, adhere to all safety advice and behave appropriately. Students will be warned about their conduct if they do not comply and if the poor behavior persists they will be removed from the session. In extreme circumstances students may be removed from all extra  curricular activities if their behavior poses a problem to other participants and staff.

Disclaimer:

Please note that whilst we will make every effort to keep sessions running on a regular basis, it  may on occasional be necessary to cancel sessions due to school events, staff training or absence . Where a certain number of participants are required in order to run an activity, if numbers fall below that threshold, it may be necessary to cancel for the remainder of the term.

 

 

 

For all extended services enquiries please call Maxine Harrison on (01332) 557032 or e-mail mharrison@saintben.derby.sch.uk