The extended school day offer is a unique feature of our school. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we run our elective programme. These are high quality, optional enrichment clubs that are led by members of staff and external providers and run from 3pm to 4pm.
Our regularly changing extended school day offer - which has included endangered animal art, karate, drama and messy play to name a few - is a unique and amazing part of school life.
We aim to offer a range of topics, with recent examples including:
Our electives allow all of our pupils to explore areas that they perhaps never have done before, widening their horizons and providing them with further choices and interests for their future lives.
Our electives are run primarily by members of the Charles Darwin team. Where an elective is run by an external provider, we ensure that they are providing high-quality activities and opportunities for our pupils and adapting to fit the needs of our children.
The elective programme also allows pupils to begin to make choices for themselves and help to shape their future learning and careers. All students also have the chance here to build upon important life skills such as social interaction, independence, creativity, physical capability and communication and language skills.