Our Enrichment Programme
The ethos of enrichment at Cundall Manor centres developing skills for life. The programme broadens and deepens the curriculum. Pupils volunteer and support in the community, gain further qualifications, fundraise and develop their environmental awareness and much more.
This is a high-quality enrichment programme that equips our young people with the skills they need to make informed life choices. They record their progress electronically, forming a useful evidence log for higher education destinations and future employers, further developing improved employability.
Pupils are able to choose from a wide range of activities in consultation with their parents at our Enrichment Fair at the start of the year with staff on hand to offer guidance and support. There is something for everyone and most importantly, an opportunity for them to track their progress and maintain a permanent record of achievement.
The pupils track their progress using an online record which can then be saved as a document to show how they have extended their skills, and their reflections, of this when applying for the next stage of their education/career to set them apart from other applicants.
Our Enrichment Programme takes place in the afternoons and is suitable for Year 3s all the way up to Year 11 and can encompass pupils from across all the year groups working together.
“Your C. V. may get you the interview, but character will get you the job.”
Tim Peake – Astronaut
In 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released their list of skills that children would need to meet the needs of our rapidly changing world.
A third of these skills were the traditional “hard skills” – reading, writing and arithmetic – knowledge. These could be regarded as IQ skills.
The other two-thirds are what could be described as “soft skills”. So what are these skills? In 2018, the WEF released a further list: Judgement, decision making and people skills; Critical Thinking; Complex problem-solving; Cognitive flexibility; Emotional Intelligence and service orientation; Creativity; Coordination and Negotiation.
Developing a thriving enrichment program is essential for our young people of today. We believe enrichment promotes employability, academic attainment and teaches students the skills they need to make good, informed choices. A successful enrichment programme can promote the life-skills needed for everyday life, develop “soft skills” that employers and universities look for, while also giving students the opportunity to find out more about their interests and passions.