Covering the areas of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
Enrichment provides students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives. It also promotes positive emotional heath and well being to help students to understand and explain their feelings, and build their confidence and emotional resilience and therefore their capacity to learn.
In years 7-11 enrichment is delivered through designated days throughout the year. They are scheduled once a term for a whole day to allow extended projects and ideas to be taught. The days cover all topics required by the National Curriculum, including drugs education, sex and relationships, social education and Citizenship. In many of the topics taught visiting speakers play an important role e.g Big Brum, Blind Dave, Children’s Society. The Police liaison officer is involved in the delivery of some of the drugs education programme. Also agencies come to deliver workshops on sex and relationship education. Many other topics are covered which are often interactive and allow the students to learn through activity such as the Next Generation Award which is a programme organised by the Birmingham Civic Society.
The days also involve trips that strengthen the social bonds between students and enhance their experiences outside of school life.