Extended Learning is at the heart of the Salesian education and contributes to student progress and attainment. It also plays a key role in developing the knowledge, understanding and skills that are developed in school and provides opportunities for students to consolidate, enrich and extend their learning beyond the classroom.
We focus on establishing an environment with quality teaching where students are engaging in school activities and classwork to ensure that all are getting the most from their education and provide those that would like or benefit from additional further opportunities they wish to pursue. A plethora of options are available throughout the year through a variety of visits, residential excursions, volunteering opportunities, conferences and guest speakers designed to both inspire and engage.
Although most Extended Learning activities are available to all students, sometimes the nature of the activity or practical constraints dictate that it is targeted at certain students. For example, each year the most academically able students in year 10 are offered the chance to visit a Russell Group university to give them a taste of further education. We also run a comprehensive support and mentorship programme in Year 12 and 13 for students applying to Oxbridge and other highly competitive courses and institutions.
We also offer an Extended Learning morning for potential Year 6 pupils to experience workshops to give them a taste of the opportunities that Salesian can offer.
Further details about this provision can be obtained from Mrs Gemma Grover, Extended Learning Coordinator.
'Pupils’ development of excellent knowledge, skills and understanding … is enabled by teachers who are committed to helping pupils to improve and achieve their full potential'
ISI Report 2022