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Kings Heath Primary Academy

Everything we do is based on the highest expectations of the children, staff and the parents - as well as behaviour, commitment and endeavour.

Enrichment

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.  

What sort of skills does enrichment teach?

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in yourself
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Health benefits

Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer.

Extended School Day Enrichment Programme

At Kings Heath Primary Academy we offer an Extended School Day Enrichment Programme. The programme runs in the form of an extended school day, where EVERY child from Reception to Year 6 will have the opportunity to take part in a club of their choice, free of charge, on Wednesday from 3.30-4.30pm. This happens during Terms 1, 4, 5 and 6.

These clubs support their learning and future success and include a huge variation of subjects including:

  • Sport clubs
  • Art / Craft clubs
  • Science Club
  • History Club
  • Computing Club
  • Lego Club

Below are some of the types of activities offered in Autumn 1 2021/2022

  

 


How else does Enrichment look at KHPA?

 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 then write a final assignment which will was 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. This is due to restart in 2021-2022 following COVID-19 restrictions. 

 

 

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