Primary schooling is about much more than gaining good SATs results (although, of course, they help!)
We always join with the children to help celebrate their successes in and out of school, with certificates and prizes for extra-curricular achievement being presented in whole-school assemblies. Children are all members of one of our four houses (Franklins, Rockingham, Sixfields and Silverstone) and also gain house points and certificates on behalf of their house.
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
- Winning and losing with grace
- Respect for others
- Confidence in yourself
- A sense of fun and enjoyment
- 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