Enrichment

Enrichment 2022-2023

Our enrichment programme aims to encourage students to explore their potential by trying new and varied experiences such as community activities, additional sports and the arts. The core provision forms part of the timetabled curriculum for pupils in year 7 and 8, while the extra-curricular enrichment programme runs outside the formal school timetable so all pupils can get involved.

Core enrichment – Years 7 and 8

Our 3 strands; Creating, Imagining and Sporting, are part of students’ timetable and also continue as an option after school. These develop soft skills on a week-by-week basis in areas of learning that are not covered by the core academic curriculum. Students rotate between the three categories of enrichment each term, ensuring they are exposed to a range of experiences across the year.

  • Creating enrichments include Film making, Leatherwork, Singing, and Ukulele.
  • Imagining enrichments include Astronomy, Creative writing, Debating, Computing, Spanish cultural sessions and Chess.
  • Sporting enrichments include Ballers Football, Basketball, table tennis, and trampolining.

Extra-curricular Enrichment Clubs 

Open to all year groups as below:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Club:

7.10-8.40AM

Table Tennis (Open)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

Table Tennis (Club players)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

Table Tennis (Open)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

Lunch Time:

1.10-1.35PM

Multisport (Year 11)

Sports Hall

Mr. Flowers

Multisport (Year 11)

Sports Hall

Ms. Kidney

Table Tennis (Girls) 

Table Tennis Room

Coach Tyler

Table Tennis (Year 7)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

Athletics (Open)

Sports Hall

Mr. Flowers

Table Tennis (Open)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

Table Tennis (Open)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

After school:

3.30-4.30/4.45PM

Table Tennis (Year 7)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

(3.30-5.00PM)

Netball (Open)

Sports Hall

Ms. Kidney

Football (Boys Year 9-11))

Ballers Academy

Trampolining (Open)

Sports Hall

Ms. Kidney

Table Tennis (Girls)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

(3.30-5.00PM)

Football (Boys Year 7-8))

Astroturf

Ballers Academy

Leather Work (Open)

Rm. G207

External Teacher

Singing (Open)

Mr. Jones

Music Room

Shakespeare Schools (Open)

E012

Mr. May

(from Half term 2)

Table Tennis (Open)

Sports Hall

Coach Tyler

(3.30-5.00PM)

Football (Girls Year 7-11))

All years

Astroturf

Ms. Kidney

Basketball (Year 11)

Sports Hall

Mr. Flowers

Beyond Compass: We take students out regularly on field trips, Museum visits, Art Galleries and to the Theatre. Beyond Compass formally acknowledges and celebrates the additional exploration our students undertake in their core academic curriculum and is led through the departments. This element includes but is not exhaustive to external projects including: Brilliant Club, Greenhouse Table Tennis, Old Vic Theatre Club and Play On Shakespeare. 

Compass Talks: These are events with professionals who are invited to share thoughts and field questions from selected students. Their aim is to support in raising aspirations of how discrete subject areas of groups of subjects support in the advancement to certain careers or sectors of work. These have included visits from economists, engineers and even film stars.

Compass Collaborates: These projects aim to engage students over an agreed period of time and enhance their academic, social and personal understanding of their education and the world beyond school. This is done through collaboration with external partners who work with our students in several different settings on site. These have included ESTEEM, Future Frontiers, Ballers Academy, Boyhood to Manhood, the Duke of Edinburgh Award with The March Foundation and workshops with the Old Vic Theatre Club and peripatetic lessons.

Trips and visits

The ability to explore the world around us is core to the Compass vision, with ‘exploration’ as one of our core values. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that Compass students explore beyond the school and their local community, to the City of London, to other parts of the UK, and beyond.

Over the course of each school year there will be a number of opportunities for our students to participate in trips and visits and share their experiences on our twitter, in our weekly Community Bulletin and in our Termly newsletter Our Journey