Aims of Enrichment at Pleckgate High School
The aim of our enrichment programme is to actively promote the personal development of all our pupils, in line with the values of Pleckgate High School of Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed. Our Personal Development Curriculum is enhanced by our wide range of enrichment experiences designed to support the needs and interests of all pupils at both KS3 and KS4.
In practice this means:
- There are opportunities for pupils to develop an awareness of, and respect for, themselves and others.
- Enrichment supports the development of positive self-esteem, which will help pupils to cope with the challenges of personal growth.
- The wide range of activities enable pupils to be aware of the personal choices they can make and prepares them to make responsible decisions.
- Pupils are supported by being able to explore their feelings and emotions and promote confidence in their abilities
- Pupils are provided with opportunities to explore and question their own thoughts and feelings.
- Pupils have meaningful encounters with both employers and Further Education providers to provide them with the right advice and guidance to help them make informed choices about their future pathways.
We offer an extensive range of extra curricular opportunities both at lunchtime and after school, enabling all our pupils to explore and develop new interests. These experiences help pupils to develop their resilience, confidence and independence, as well as keeping them physically and mentally healthy.
We have a team of committed staff who give their time generously to support pupil activities outside of the classroom. These activities involve team building, visits and opportunities covering many aspects of the curriculum to enrich pupils’ education and personal development.
At Pleckgate, we are fortunate to have excellent sports facilities to support a wide range of activities including athletics, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, table tennis and orienteering.
We also have a number of opportunities in school including Duke of Edinburgh, Eco Club Anne Frank Ambassadors and Pupil Council. Curriculum Leaders encourage pupils to participate in national competitions including coding, creative writing, mathematics and history to all celebrate the success of our talented young people.