Enrichment

At Manor School we understand that ‘improving the quality or power by adding something else’ is what is needed to ensure our pupils receive the very best enrichment opportunities.

A culture of enrichment ensures that all practitioners are constantly striving to identify opportunities to provide something more. Opportunities to develop not only learning and understanding experiences, but also, pastoral experiences that support Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural experiences and prepare our children for the next stage in their life. Forging links with communities, accessing activities they can enjoy and developing the independence to access these.

In addition to a Broad and Balanced Curriculum that encompasses a wide range of subjects we look for opportunities to provide additional experiences:

  • Nurture groups which in the last year have included; Gardening Club, Cookery club, ‘I am Special book’ Club, and other Life skills development
  • Excel Clubs which have provided opportunities for additional Dance, PE & Team Games, IT & Coding, Choir, Beauty Shop, Bracelet making, Spanish, Needlecraft and many more
  • Ambassadors – children are identified for support and have group and 1:1 sessions including structured meetings to develop a key area of interest for development e.g.Eco-Ambassadors, Pupil Voice Ambassadors, Playground Ambassadors, Reading and Writing Ambassadors, Sports Ambassadors, Well-being Ambassadors and even Ambassador training through the ‘Sunshine Ambassador route
  • School Council – The democratically elected pupil council who have worked closely with the Borough to advocate on our behalf, ensuring all the voices and views of Manor School children are heard
  • CRAE Research Project ‘Zeno’- Many pupils had the opportunity to be part of a prestigious research project being run by CRAE at the IoE (UCL) to interact with the charming Zeno the robot, who has been used to develop research into Autism and interaction
  • Yoga – Weekly sessions delivered by a specialist yoga teacher for Whole classes, smaller groups and bespoke individual sessions as needed to match our pupils needs
  • Dance & Movement with Akademi- Individual, 2:1 and small group bespoke dance and movement training to support pupils with mobility movement and dance
  • Theatre trips – to watch productions based on class focus books
  • Museum Trips – to embed cross curricular learning and enjoy opportunities to travel through central London
  • Guest Celebrity Authors – David Walliams and the Varity Club chose our school to mark their 70th birthday Celebrations earlier on in the year. This included David Walliams reading a chapter from his new book to pupils and a lot of fun in the playground following
  • Over a dozen ‘Family’ Reader Visitors – excellent family engagement with Mums, Dads, and Grandparents coming in at different times of the year to share favourite stories with classes and whole year groups
  • Library visits – to both local Libraries as pupils forge links with the community and access quality public services
  • Whole Class Trampolining Trips – 6 of our classes accessed free trampoline sessions and 6 more were paid for following the successful news of the first visits
  • Horse riding sessions – Staff secured special funding to allow for 5 classes to attend pony riding/caring classes again as part of a local community service
  • Choir Trips – Our wonderful children represented the school at prestigious events Including the Westfield Carol Signing Competition and The Luton Airport Christmas Choirs Charity event
  • Music 1:1s- Children got to work with specialists from the Nordoff Robbins Centre and explore musicality and develop target skills