Enrichment: The action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something.
Prepare students for future success in their next steps.
Year 11 Bank of England Talk and ‘EconoME’ Workshop.
In November, Sian Jones, a representative from the Bank of England, delivered a live Zoom webinar with all our Year 11 students. She led an inspiring discussion about the role of the bank, the production of money and the storage of gold. Students were captivated and asked many questions about the changes in the economy both past, present and in the very uncertain future. It was a fantastic experience for all students; encouraging discussion about future careers and their next steps.
After the webinar, teachers led an ‘EconoME’ workshop, planned by the bank. The workshop gave students an opportunity to reflect on the important decisions that they need to make in the immediate future and then again throughout different stages of their adult lives. We are incredibly grateful to Sian and look forward to working with her and the Bank of England again in the future.
Guide students to develop and discover their interests and talents.
After the success of home learning during lockdown, we have launched a variety of online opportunities for further mathematics enrichment online. These are regularly updated with new, engaging problems and tasks. Students are invited to email pictures of any work they complete to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, we have uploaded tasks created as part of the Numeracy Confidence Week Campaign. These tasks encourage students to use maths to support other interests, including exercise, cooking and more. To access our online resources, simply visit the Maths curriculum area on the school website and select the tab for ‘maths enrichment’.
Help students become respectful, responsible, active citizens who contribute positively to society
In the final week of term, Year 9 students will be completing a workshop led by Natwest Bank, called ‘Make a difference’. During the workshop, students will learn about the purpose of social enterprise and will then work together to create a business plan to raise money and awareness for a local project. As part of the workshop, students will gain an understanding of how money can be reinvested to benefit the wider community.
In 2021, we have more exciting opportunities planned for students to make a positive contribution to society through Pi Day projects and the NSPCC World Maths Day. We have no doubt that our girls will continue to excel in their mission to help others.
Support students to develop their character – including their resilience and confidence.
Resilience and Mind Mapping Workshop
In October, Year 11 began to prepare for their progress reviews. After a very difficult few months, we were keen to provide students with as much support and re-assurance as possible. We were very fortunate to be able to offer an external workshop which focused on applying growth mindset techniques to help build resilience and promote a greater sense of self belief. In addition to this, students were taught effective revision strategies to help build confidence in preparation for the year ahead. We are very proud of the resilience our girls have shown in this very challenging year and want to continue to encourage them to have faith in their own abilities. With continued hard work, they will overcome the barriers that have accompanied 2020 and go on to have great success in 2021!
Mrs S Walsh
Curriculum Leader for Mathematics