At Ellington, we believe that curriculum enrichment is a vitally important aspect of our educational program as we aim to provide pupils with a broad and balanced education that goes beyond the basic requirements of the national curriculum. Enrichment activities help children develop a range of skills and interests, and can support their personal and social development. According to a report published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), enrichment activities can have a positive impact on pupils' academic achievement, particularly for disadvantaged students.
The EEF report suggests that enrichment activities can have a positive impact on students' academic achievement by improving their motivation, engagement, and attitudes towards learning. Enrichment activities can help students develop a range of skills, such as problem-solving, teamwork, and communication, which can be transferable to other areas of their lives. Additionally, enrichment activities can support childrens' personal and social development by providing opportunities for them to explore their interests and passions, and to develop their confidence and self-esteem.
At Ellington we offer a range of enrichment activities, such as sports, music, drama, art, and cultural trips. These activities are integrated into the curriculum and shared with all stakeholders. It is important for us to ensure that enrichment activities are accessible to all pupils at Ellington.