What is Enrichment?
We consider that enrichment is the enhancement of learning experiences, broadening and deepening the learning opportunities pupils have. At Holy Trinity CE School there are a number of ways in which we enrich the curriculum pupils have, for example:
- the study of a subject beyond the curriculum as defined by the requirements of the DFE
- alternative and creative approaches to topics, including open-ended investigations and discussions
- connections between topics or themes
- the cross-curricular study of different interlinked subjects
- visits out of school by pupils or visits to the school by outside speakers
- visits to other schools to take part in activities with other schools e.g Opera workshop
Why is Enrichment important?
- Enrichment provides greater freedom for exploring different topics or subjects and by increasing intellectual satisfaction contributes to a pupil’s well-being.
- When central to curriculum planning, enrichment helps to ensure that the learning experience has clear links between such activities, general classroom activities and topics/themes.
- Enrichment ensures that all pupils are able to show their abilities in different ways and provides opportunities for them to broaden and deepen their understanding.
- Enrichment provides ways in which pupils can develop their understanding at their own level, make connections and develop their learning skills in different ways.
We run a number of enrichment activities through the year. These activities are varied and support the learning in different year groups/subjects.