Why is this important and how does it link to our values?
Enrichment is a vital part of life at OSCA, our core value of opportunity states we are committed that everyone will develop confidence through participation in a wide range of activities within and beyond the curriculum through enrichment.
Enrichment opens doors and builds students cultural capital, facilitates engagement in the wider community and teaches important life-skills and is beyond students regular academic pursuits and the normal curriculum requirements. We are committed to developing students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural strengths together offering a holistic education that will allow them to succeed in education, beyond the classroom, in work, in life and in society.
Enrichment promotes the life-skills needed for everyday life, developing “soft skills” that employers and universities look for, while also giving OSCA students the opportunity to find out more about their interests and passions.
We have developed a varied enrichment programme that contains a myriad of activities our students can get involved in. We encourage each one of them to become fully engaged in the life of the Academy through in a wide variety of clubs and councils, as a student at OSCA there are many opportunities to take on leadership roles as part of these student leadership teams.
We also offer a wide range of clubs and activities to support all of our students’ needs. These include dance, drama, music, sports like football, netball, gymnastics or trampolining, art clubs, reading, chess, calligraphy, photography clubs. Breakfast club: for homework, reading and social activities and a homework club: for quiet study, coursework completion and supported study. We offer both bronze and silver D of E, opportunities to help in community cohesion.
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of competitions and fund raising events for a range of charities. These include national reading competitions, story writing competitions, OAT sponsored events and charities such as Children in Need and Comic Relief.
How does it work? Key information/structure
All enrichment activities are published on a timetable. If there is a club you would like to join speak to the member of staff running that club. We track engagement using our online system Evolve, we use this to register students in all enrichment activities.
What do I need to do? How can I find out more?
If you would like to find out more about enrichment, please speak to Miss Blakey our Enrichment Coordinator.