Kings offers a wealth of enrichment activities and opportunity.
The 2019-20 extra-curricular leaflet
Students are encouraged to participate in the wider school
curriculum and take advantage of the opportunities on offer. Our
wide-ranging programme of activities, societies, events and trips
allow our students to find alternative avenues of interest to explore
and enjoy. By getting involved in extra-curricular activities we hope
that their enjoyment of school life will be enhanced, and personal
skills will be developed. Everyone has strengths and interests that
should be encouraged to grow and flourish giving self- confidence and
wellbeing. As a Church of England school everyone is encouraged ‘to
live life in all its fullness’ John 10:10, celebrating the different
skills and interests we all have.
Focus days: Focus days are scheduled for each term and compliment
Focus days allow staff and students to dedicate time to wider
education beyond studying exam courses, a drive to develop students’
employability skills, the introduction of additional welfare support
(PSHE), the development of the school’s values and House System and
the successful implementation of new vocational courses.
Charities week: Kings' charity week in October is a highlight of the
school year, organised and run by our student senior team. Thousands
of pounds are raised every year for three key charities: a local,
national and international charity. Education and awareness of these
charities is delivered by the student senior team and House captains
via house assemblies. Through extensive planning and courageous
advocacy our senior students organise a theme for the week and a
comprehensive week of fun events; scheduled during break and
lunchtimes for all students and staff to actively participate in. The
highlight of the week being ‘Rock and roll years’ a variety show with
student and staff acts.
Charity: Each house also links annually to a charity of their choice
and various house fundraising events are promoted by students and
Trips and Visits: Kings offers an extensive programme of trips and
visits. These are predominately run by Faculty and subject areas.
Trips have an educational focus but also provide spiritual, moral,
social, cultural and emotional development for our students. We also
have visiting speakers and visiting faith communities. Our school has
a link with the Watoto church and children’s choir who are hosted by
the school and Church community.
Sports Academy: Here at Kings the spiritual, mental and emotional
wellbeing of all students and staff is considered very important and
sport being linked to obtaining and maintaining a positive mindset is
encouraged. Additional to the timetabled physical Education curriculum
there is an extensive extracurricular programme of physical activities
for our students and a discounted Gym membership offered for students
Wellbeing: Various wellbeing events and initiatives are actively
underway at Kings for both students and staff. Our student garden has
seen flowers in bloom this summer and vegetables harvested, and our
reflection garden is in the planning. Our student welfare team located
in the student welfare inclusion unit regularly meet with students who
need additional emotional support and liaise with our Heads of house
and if necessary external agencies of support. Sixth form Peer
listeners are also available and have been actively seen around school
in their blue t-shirts. Our rising stars programme is also a great
success with sixth form students attending, supporting and being a
regular presence in our lower school lessons. Our extended tutor time
every Friday also provides opportunity to address important welfare
issues and pastoral support.
Careers: It is important that students make the right choices for
their future. Our school values ’the principles of PRIDE’ introduce
students on arrival at Kings to key values aimed to help with personal
development, employability and lifelong learning. The Friday extended
tutor programme has career education and activities that enhance key
skills. Throughout the year assemblies are delivered by visiting
speakers from various businesses and organisations. Our school alumni
are strong; past students regularly return to share their skills and
experience. Business studies encourages courageous advocacy and
entrepreneurship through ‘Big Pitch’ and partnership with the local
Rotary club and retail events. Students are invited to breakfast
careers events in the school café and careers fayres. Students
undertake a week of work experience in year 11 and year 12 and are
extensively supported in their work experience and career choices by
their House group tutor and the careers leader Mrs Devlin. Futures
interviews are scheduled in year 11 and again in year 12 with members
of our extended Kings community, helping students prepare for their
next steps whether that be in further education or employment.
Enrichment at Kings is intended to be diverse allowing each
individual to flourish and be supported to grow and thrive in the
various aspects of their life.
Psalm 72 talks about the role of Biblical kings and this can
motivate our own approach:
6 6 May we be like rain falling on a mown
like showers watering the earth.
In our days may ourselves and others flourish
abound till the moon is no more.
Enrichment activities are regularly reported in