Extended Services

As we begin to emerge for the restrictions of  Covid-19, we are delighted to be able to reintroduce a selection of after school activities  for students. We hope to expand this menu gradually throughout the term and to be fully operational in the new academic year.

 

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 Summer term 2021- Easter to summer break

 

Day Activity Time Details Room Teacher/ Coach
Monday Vocabulary & Writing Club On line availability These on line sessions are open to all Year 7 students, to help to develop vocabulary and writing skills. On Line access via  Satchel One  Mrs McGuinness
Monday 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
Tuesday Year 7 Boys & Girls Football 3.10 – 4.15pm Students in Year 7 are invited to the weekly football sessions, to improve skills and play practice games. Please wear full PE Kit and suitable footwear. Water bottle and shin pads are recommended. Astroturf Pitch Mr Thornhill
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
Tuesday Year 9 Hits From The Musicals Rehearsal 3.00-4.15pm Cast members of the forthcoming Musical Revue, in Year 9 are asked to ensure they attend regular rehearsals on Tuesday evenings until the final performance. Please be aware that additional rehearsals may be required nearer the performance deadline Robert Ludlam Theatre/ Lafayette Suite Performing Arts Team
Wednesday Vocabulary & Writing Club On line availability These on line sessions are open to all Year 7 students, to help to develop vocabulary and writing skills. On Line access via  Satchel One  Mrs McGuinness
Wednesday Year 7 Hits From The Musicals Rehearsal 3.00-4.15pm Cast members of the forthcoming Musical Revue, in Year 7 are asked to ensure they attend regular rehearsals on Wednesday evenings until the final performance. Please be aware that additional rehearsals may be required nearer the performance deadline Robert Ludlam Theatre/ Lafayette Suite Performing Arts Team
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 Duke of  Edinburgh Awards Scheme  3.00-4.15pm Students who are enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award course are invited to attend weekly sessions to develop their orienteering and map reading skills and to discuss their progress with the external elements of the course Room 30 Mr Robinson
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
Thursday Year 8 Hits From The Musicals Rehearsal 3.00-4.15pm Cast members of the forthcoming Musical Revue, in Year 8 are asked to ensure they attend regular rehearsals on Thursday evenings until the final performance. Please be aware that additional rehearsals may be required nearer the performance deadline Robert Ludlam Theatre/ Lafayette Suite Performing Arts Team
Friday Vocabulary & Writing Club On line availability These on line sessions are open to all Year 7 students, to help to develop vocabulary and writing skills. On Line access via  Satchel One  Mrs McGuinness

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.

Behaviour:

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 behaviour. 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 behaviour persists they will be removed from the session. In extreme circumstances students may be removed from all extra  curricular activities if their behaviour 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