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 ut during form time daily.
Activities for Autumn term 2017- September- Christmas
|Monday||Yr 7 & 8 boys football||Lunchtime||Year 7 & 8 boys are invited to a friendly lunchtime kickabout on the all weather pitch. Please note TRAINERS must be worn- no football boots.||All Weather Pitch||Mr Robinson|
|Monday||Accafellas||Lunchtime||A close vocal harmony group for boys from all years. This fun packed group is a delight at our musical events. Please note students must audition to be part of this group and regular attendance is essential.||MU1||Music staff|
|Monday||Debate Club||Lunchtime||If you love a good debate, a healthy argument, have strong opinions and like to be heard, or even if you would like to improve your self confidence and public speaking, why not try the debate club? Bring your lunch and an open mind.||L2||Mrs Peden|
|Tuesday||Yr 7 & 8 boys football||Lunchtime||Year 7 & 8 boys are invited to a friendly lunchtime kickabout on the all weather pitch. Please note TRAINERS must be worn- no football boots.||All Weather Pitch||Mr Robinson|
|Tuesday||Y 11 ICT Coursework catch up||Lunchtime (Week A only)||Year 11 ICT students have an oportuity (every week A ) to catch up on any missed work or recap principles taught in lessons to ensure they have a full understanding of the course. Students may bring their lunch along.||Rom 70||ICT Staff|
|Tuesday||Accafellas||Lunchtime||A second chance for this vocal harmony group for boys from all years to rehearse. This fun packed group is a delight at our musical events. Please note students must audition to be part of this group and regular attendance is essential.||MU1||Music staff|
|Tuesday||Sign Language Club (BSL)||Lunchtime||British sign Language is one of the most utilised languages in the country. It opens up a valuable dialogue between hearing and non hearing communities. It is a valuable skill for anyone to learn. This activity is open to all year groups||Room 26||Mrs Flannigan|
|Tuesday||Modern Foreign languages Clinic||Lunchtime||Could you do with some additional support with your French or Spanish homework? If the answer is yes this is the first of two oportunities to pop along to the languages block and have the support of our amazing multi lingual staff. There’s no excuses, they are here to help!||L6||Mr Orme|
|Tuesday||Minetest & Coding Ninja||1.20-1.55pm||KS3 students are invited to join the revelation that’s sweeping the IT nation. If you love computing, gaming and coding, this is definitely the club for you. Our staff will be on hand to assist you to learn new skills and to improve your coding, in a fun atmosphere.||Room 71||Mr Rimmer Miss Hagan|
|Tuesday||Film Club||Lunchtime||An opportunity to watch films that you may not usually watch. The Film Club selection is designed to enhance students understanding of the English principles that will be taught in lessons. An enjoyable way to put theory into practice.||Room 28||Mrs Peden|
|Tuesday||Y 8 & 11 Football Matches||Afterschool||Students selected for the Saint Benedict Academy football teams in years 8 & 11 will play both home and away fixtures.||Home & Away||PE Staff|
|Tuesday||Homework Club||3-4.25pm||Students from all years are invited to utilise the Library resources and IT facilities to complete homework assignments. Staff are on hind to help and guide.||School Library & Library Annexe||Learning Support Staff|
|Wednesday||Badminton||Lunchtime||Students are invited to come along to learn more about this high speed fun packed sport.Improve your skills and learn new tricks Please wear trainers||Sports Hall||Mr Robinson|
|Wednesday||Physical Education GCSE 7 V-Cert Sergery||Lunchtime||Students studying PE to GCSE or V-Cert qualification are able to study the academic side of the course with additional support from PE staff||Room 29||Mrs Mills|
|Wednesday||English As Additional Language Games Club||Lunchtime||This club is for students whose first language is NOT English. It is an opportunity to meet with other EAL students and to enjoy a selection of games and PC activities together.||Room 74||Mrs Keogh|
|Wednesday||Maths and Numeracy Club||Lunchtime||This session provides an opportunity to participate in fun and engaging Maths and Numeracy games and tasks (e.g. Sudoku, Countdown etc.). Please note, no food or drinks are allowed.||Room 49||Mr Gray|
|Wednesday||Lower School Choir||Lunchtime||If you love to sing and perform, then please come along to our Lower Choir rehearsals. We learn some great tunes and make lots of new friends, The choir will preform on a number of occasions throughout the year. Bring a packed lunch.||MU1||Mrs Rowlands|
|Wednesday||Y11 ICT Coursework catch up||Lunchtime||Another oportunity for Y 11 students studying ICT to work with ICT staff to ensure thay have a full understanding of the coursework. Students may bring their lunch along.||ICT Staff||Room 70|
|Wednesday||Anime Club||Lunchtime||If you love the Anime style of animation you’ll love this lunchtime club full of movies and music in a variety of languages. Everyone is welcome and please bring your lunch||L1||Mrs Jefferson Mr Orme|
|Wednesday||Academy Choir||Lunchtime||Students in Y9 and above are invited to join the Academy choir. This performance group will be asked to showcase their singing talent both in school and to the wider community. Please note regular attendance and dedication is required||Music Block||Mrs Gregson|
|Wednesday||Y 7 & 9 Football Matches||Afterschool||Students selected for the Saint Benedict Academy football teams in years 7 & 9 will play both home and away fixtures.||Home & Away||PE Staff|
|Wednesday||ICT Coursework Support||3;10- 4;00pm||Students studying ICT are welcome to come along to this session for extra curricular support from the ICT staff. A great oportunity to catch up on any work you may have missed or simply practice your computing skills. Students may bring their lunch along.||Room 70||Miss Hagan|
|Wednesday||Netball Practice||3.10-4.20pm||Girls are invited to joint these practice sessions, to improve their gane and knowledge of the rules of netball. Please wear full PE kit.||North Block Courts||PE Staff|
|Wednesday||School Orchestra||3.00-4.25pm||Students who play an instrument and are able to read sheet music, may be eligabe to join our school orchestra. The orchestra perform at many events and concerts during the year. Please bring your instrument.||MU 1||Music Staff|
|Thursday||Y 7 & 8 Boys Basket Ball Practice||Lunchtime||Saint Benedict Academy has a long and successful Basketball history. Year 7 & 8 boys can come along to practice your techniques in dribbling, passing and shooting. Please wear trainers.||sports halll||Mr Robinson|
|Thursday||Y 11 ICT Coursework catch up||Lunchtime (Week B Only)||Y 11 students may access the support of our ICT staff, with their coursework.Students may bring their lunch along.||ICT Staff||Room 70|
|Thursday||Youth Chaplains||Lunchtime||Students from all years are invited to join this Christian Youth Group. A place to grow as individuals while exploring ideas, values, and faith within the context of a supportive community of peers and adults.||School Chapel||Mrs Richthof|
|Thursday||GCSE Music Support||Lunchtime||Students who are studying GCSE Music are offered additional support with their study||MU1||Mrs Rowlands|
|Thursday||Minetest & Coding Ninja||1.20-1.55pm||KS3 students are invited to join the revelation that’s sweeping the IT nation. If you love computing, gaming and coding, this is definitely the club for you. Our staff will be on hand to assist you to learn new skills and to improve your coding, in a fun atmosphere.||Room 71||Mr Rimmer Miss Hagan|
|Thursday||Modern Foreign languages Clinic||Lunchtime Week B Only||Could you do with some additional support with your French or Spanish homework? This is the second opportunity of the week to get the help you need. Please come along to the languages block and have the support of our amazing multi lingual staff.||L6||Mr Orme|
|Thursday||Y 10 Football Matches||Afterschool||Students selected for the Saint Benedict Academy football teams in years 10 will play both home and away fixtures.||Home & Away||Mr Hughes|
|Thursday||Homework Club||3-4.25pm||Students from all years are invited to utilise the Library resources and IT facilities to complete homework assignments. Staff are on hind to help and guide.||School Library & Library Annex||Class & Pupil management team|
|Thursday||Y 7-9 Football Practice||3.00- 4.30pm||Boys in year 7-9 have a football practice session on the all weather pitch. Please wear PE kit & trainers.||All Weather Pitch||Mr Robinson|
|Friday||KS 3 STEM Club||Lunchtime||Year 7, & 8 students can take part in some fabulous science, technology and engineering projects, every Friday lunchtime. If you love to learn ‘how, what and why’ this is the place to be||Room 45||Mr Shepstone|
|Friday||Y 9-11 Boys Basket Ball Practice||Lunchtime||An oportunity for our older students to hone their skills in dribbling and shooting. Please wear trainers.||Sportshall||Mr Robinson|
|Friday||Y 11 GCSE English Texts||Luchtime||Mrs McGuiness, will be reading aloud the English litearture Texts, to ensure that all students have a full understanding of them. Students will become familiar with the texts and cbe able to analyse their content to examination standard.||Room 28||Mrs McGuinness|
|Friday||Flute Group||Lunchtime||For students who play the flute and can read sheet music this is an opportunity to work with other musicians and to collaborate on performance pieces.||MU1||Mrs Rowlands|
|Friday||Theory Club||Lunchtime||This session supports students with their music theory work.||MU3||Music staff|
|Friday||Brass Band||Lunchtime||Students who play a brass instrument can join this lovely, lively ensemble and showcase their musical ability.||MU1||Music staff|
|Friday||Crosscountry||Afterschool||Students who have been selected will compete with other schools during the season||Outdoors||Mr Robinson|
|Friday||Big Band||3.05-4.00pm||Benedict Big Band meet every Friday after school to rehearse and play Big Band jazz music and some more modern tunes too. It contains a mixture of lower and upper school students and is led by Mr Jarvis. We try to do as many live performances as we can! Membership is by invitation only, but please ask for details||MU1||Mr Jarvis|
|Friday||Hockey||3.00-4.20pm||Coaches from Derby Hockey club invite you to an open session for secondary school aged pupils. Full PE kit must be worn including trainers. Please note there is a fee of £2 per session for this activity payable directly to Derby Hockey Club||All Weather Pitch||Derby Hockey Club coaches|
|Social & enrichment activities|
|Revision & additional support|
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org