Enrichment is an important part of life at Kings Heath.
Pupils have the opportunity to choose from a range of extra-curricular activities.
Enrichment is a key driver for both Kings Heath Primary Academy and our academy sponsor – David Ross Education Trust. We provide a broad range of enrichment opportunities - focussed around Sports, the Arts and Culture - as we firmly believe that these opportunities have a number of benefits for our pupils, both academically and personally by broadening their life experiences.
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.
Our Enrichment Team
Enrichment Lead: Miss Durbin
Sports Coach: Mr T Larrier
Arts Teacher: TBC
Artsmark Governor: Grace Como
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.
What has this included?
The Scholars Programme
The Scholars are children who have been picked to partake in an academic programme. This is an excellent programme set up by the Brilliant Club, The Scholars Programme aims to give children an experience of university learning to help them make an informed decision about their future. Throughout The Scholars Programme the children’s have experienced small group university-style tutorials delivered by a PhD tutor, teaching a supra-curricular topic based on their current research. They have written a final assignment which will be graded by a PhD tutor.
Partnerships with Theatre
Over the past few years Kings Heath Primary Academy, and other DRET Northamptonshire schools, have been developing their partnership with the The Royal & Derngate Theatre and The Corby Cube. This has included workshops within our schools, participating in the Shakespeare Schools Festivals, participating in DRET Music Festivals and working with the Northern Ballet.
Nevill Holt Farm
Nevill Holt Farm is a working farm available to our schools for day trips or camping overnight. The pupils at Kings Heath Primary Academy have have delighted at spending time at the farm in their classes through the years learning about the animals and insects that live on the farm. Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions all trips to the farm have been postponed.
For further information about the enrichment opportunities that are on offer please contact:
Sport: Shane Ward & Alex Green
Cultural: Jamie Healy
To contact us please call head office: 01476 566 801