Extended School Programme
Our extensive extended school programme includes extra-curricular classes, trips and visits and special events and we have a very wide range of after school sports and performing arts activities. We provide residential and personal development experiences and opportunities for students to take part in schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and to participate in their local community. The Academy Council runs a hugely successful international event that reflects the school’s diversity.
We offer homework clubs, catch up classes, Saturday and Easter GCSE booster classes and Year 11 students attend maths and English revision weekends before their GCSEs. After school clubs include poetry club, programming club, book clubs, art club, choir, debating and many more.
For those interested in getting involved in more physical activities, the extended school programme offers students the chance to participate in a range of different sports, such as football, basketball, netball, table tennis, trampolining and many more. Our students have access to fantastic facilities including our new state-of-the-art 3G pitch.
Of course, these sessions don’t just run after school. The extended school programme also caters for students who are also looking to do something a little different in their lunch hours, and we offer a wide range of clubs at this time for students interested in cinema and film, sport or music.
These sessions are extremely popular, are all-welcoming and provide access for a wide range of students with different levels of ability. There really is something for everyone.
Inspiring Learning with Enrichment Days
Each year Ark Globe Academy hosts 3 full days of enrichment where students are given opportunities to develop skills outside of a classroom setting. These experiences range from educational trips and experiences, challenges, workshops, seminars, performances as well as working with professionals and the community day.
Each enrichment day has a specific focus:
- Culture, Heritage and Passion
- Futures and Professionalism
- Community and Leadership
At Globe we know that education doesn’t just end with grades and exam results, but with a wealth of experiences and cultural capital that can help to shape the futures of our young people.
Making a Difference in Our Community
The extended school team also works closely with the local community. We are developing links with universities and both local and international businesses in order to further develop the portfolio of activities we are able to offer to students and the opportunities they have access to.
Our students meet inspiring speakers from the worlds of business, sports, arts and politics. We aim to provide opportunities for students to develop existing skills but also to try out new things, and open their eyes to new experiences, from work experience to workshops with inspiring initiatives. An examples to this is Head Start Social Action workshop for Year 10s, which was run in collabration with the charity Head Start, international construction company Lendlease, and the Mayor of London.
We are proud to be at the heart of our community and work closely with local organisations to both develop our students’ leadership skills and benefit our neighbours. Our students run successful fundraising events — an annual charity market in Bermondsey and soup and bread sale in Borough Market. Every year they make beautiful murals, give concerts for the local community and volunteer at London Marathon Events. Our students have a whole enrichment day dedicated to volunteering in local organisations. We also invite the whole community to events such as our Summer Fair and end of term productions to celebrate our students’ achievements and our local area together.