Beyond the Classroom

Session 6

Keystage 3, 4 & 5 Session 6 Timetable:Extra Curriculum Activities

All years – PE Clubs list :Summer One activities

Sawtry Village Academy offers a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities through a timetabled programme over the year. These encompass traditional activities such as sports, music and additional subject support. The academy day extends to 4.00pm for those students who wish to stay for after-school activities or additional curriculum assistance – these sessions are called Session 6s. It is expected that students will attend some Session 6s to expand their horizon and push themselves in a field of their interest. Transport from Session 6 is provided, for a small charge, by the college in order to ensure Session 6 is accessible for all students. Every curriculum area offers at least one Session 6 after school and we continue to develop other opportunities – for example, Duke of Edinburgh, Educational Trips, as well as sporting programmes in rugby, hockey, football, and netball across our partnership with the Trust. Session 6s also factor crucially in ensuring our students achieve their absolute best. Tutors will recommend sessions that will be useful if a student needs additional support or clarification. Students can also drop into extra-curricular study support sessions themselves if they are feeling overwhelmed or need assistance.

Enrichment Opportunities We believe in an all-inclusive education where every child not only develops academic skills, but self-confidence, life-skills, and leadership experiences. In addition to the weekly enrichment programme, there is a wide -range of other whole academy community events:

  • Inter-House competitions
  • Extended curriculum days
  • Enrichment week
  • Charity events

There are student leadership opportunities to be found throughout all aspects of academy life – from the informal leadership that is inherent in the mixed age tutor groups, through to the academy Student Council. Valued Member of the Community Sawtry Village Academy will be a valued member of the wider community and a source of immense pride. Drawing upon the village college roots of the Trust, we firmly believe our role is to provide for all members of the community we serve. This means that we will look to open the school’s facilities to the community and seek to run community education courses. Students will also be exposed to many opportunities in which they can help their in-school communities. They can take up a Head of House role or join the Student Council, and, in doing so, will work towards their Leadership Pledges whilst airing their views and concerns. Establishing close links with younger pupils at nearby primary schools is also important, and we will be inviting them into Sawtry Village Academy to take part in a range of sporting, science and cultural projects. It is also planned for some of the academy’s teachers to be attending local primary schools to provide the pupils with wider opportunities in areas such as high-ability maths and English, modern languages and sport. Young Carers A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem. Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate

Sawtry Village Academy can support Young Carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Maria Taylor, Young Carers School Operational Lead at mtaylor@sawtryva.org or on 01487 830701. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.