West Oaks School recognises the great rewards that our enrichment activities bring to our pupils and how well learning is enhanced.
In addition to a vibrant curriculum taught within the classroom, classes are engaged in a range of enrichment activities beyond their class base, as appropriate for their age and stage of development. Some of the regular enrichment activities are:
- Riding for the Disabled sessions
- EST donkey sanctuary visits with therapeutic sessions
- Nuzzlets small animal farm
- Village events and exhibitions
- Coffee morning at the local church
- Lunch time sports club
- After-school club
- Off -site educational day-visits, linked to the big question /qualifications
- Visits to the local library
- Visits to local sites of interest
- Invitations to parents, carers or key community figures (eg vicar, police, fire brigade etc) to be interviewed or to give a presentation
- Residential visits – (see Learning Outside the Classroom- LOTC- Policy)
All of which are carefully risk-assessed and have clear learning intentions. We operate a policy of strict and robust risk assessment, but also seek to ensure that we do not hamper the level of challenge in these experiences.