Extended Learning Experiences

Our aim is to nurture and develop each student. We therefore allow them to take part in a range of Extended Learning Experiences (ELE Days) where we collapse the regular timetable and offer a range of creative and exciting opportunities for our students.

We seize the opportunity to deliver key elements of our Life Skills curriculum through these days allowing economic well-being and financial capability, citizenship and personal health and well-being to be a central focus over the days.  These innovative and exciting days not only develop learning and foster creativity, but also widen students' experiences and open up new horizons and opportunities to discover talents, passions and hobbies that they may never have considered before. We also aim to give the students real life experiences and foster opportunities for them to work with a range of experts and practitioners from the local community and beyond.

Recent examples of ELE day themes and activities includes:

  • I SUPPORT MY COMMUNITY AND MAKE A INTERFERENCE TO IT - Year 7 worked with community groups such as Together Dementia and Chorlton Good Neighbours to reflect on our community and how we celebrate its diversity and actively contribute to it.
  • EMPLOYABILITY IN THE CREATIVE SECTOR - Year 8 pupils have had the opportunity to opt for a creative subject of their choice giving them a taste of different subjects before they begin their pathways process. They have also explored different career opportunities in the creative sector with experts and professionals from their area of interest. 
  • DIGITAL SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - Year 9 pupils have had the opportunity to explore the digital industries and develop skills for employability such as creating an app. 
  • DIVERSITY, DISCRIMINATION & RIGHTS - Year 10 have explored diversity with external charities such as LGTB and Human Rights with the People's History Museum. 
  • FUTURE FESTIVAL -  Year 7 students took part in a carousal of activities including Dragon's Den, Zumba, team building and outdoor pursuits to develop their interpersonal skills and mark the end of their transition year. 
  • GRADUATION FESTIVAL - Working within Arts, Technology and Computing, Year 8 students planned and coordinated a large scale festival to mark their graduation into Key Stage 4.
  • CAREERS & ENTERPRISE -  One day enterprise challenge supported by ourfutures.co.uk and industry professionals from across the North West. Pupils worked in differentiated business roles within teams to develop a range of products and trade with industry professionals. 
  • WORK EXPERIENCE - Year 10 students all complete a two week work experience placement in the Summer Term to prepare them for working life.