Enrichment is an important part of daily life at Edward Heneage.
As a David Ross Education Trust academy, we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and teach life skills that will equip our pupils for an ever-changing world.
Primary enrichment gives students the chance to participate in activities that supplement learning and enable them to broaden their skills and experiences, identify talent and enhance it.
Activities include visual and performing arts, including dance, drama and music. There is also a focus on art, sport, outward bound and developing life skills.
What sort of skills does enrichment teach?
Determination to succeed
Winning and losing with grace
Respect for others
Confidence in yourself
A sense of fun and enjoyment
Focus and attitude
A Singing School Programme devised by the Voices Foundation
This year our academy has been lucky enough to be part of A Singing School Programme, devised by The Voices Foundation, thanks to the David Ross Education Trust. Both organisations share a passionate belief that music should be central to school life, and that music acts as a significant agent for school improvement. Our aim is to develop all of our children musically and academically as well as socially, emotionally and behaviourally though singing. We are all very excited to be a part of this fabulous programme.
Through an extensive teacher development strand delivered by our trainer, Jenny Trattles from the Voices Foundation, the programme develops the skills and confidence of our staff to empower them to lead a high quality and effective singing-based music curriculum. Pupils and staff also receive weekly visits from Jenny in her role as our dedicated choral director. In this role, Jenny works directly with the all the children in KS2 to develop their singing and choral technique. Jenny also works directly with our Music lead to develop her skills and confidence to lead choirs and assemblies.
Singing is now being embedded throughout the curriculum, with classes singing at least 3 times a week from Foundation Stage up to Year 4. Additionally, all KS2 children sing as part of a group choir every week. Since January, we have also started our aspirational choir, where we hope to stretch and develop a selected group of children further. These children will represent our academy at musical events over the year, including the DRET Primary Music Festival in Hull. Our Year 3 and 4 choir have already performed at Grimsby Minster early in the academic year, where they impressed parents and other guests with their amazing performance of Gaudete. At the end of the 2017/2018 academic year, the whole academy performed to parents and invited guests on stage at Grimsby Central Hall.
The DRET Team
We have a team in place to fulfill our aims and provide opportunities for pupils.
Sport: Shane Ward & Alex Green
Cultural: Jamie Healy
To contact us please call Head office: 01476 566 801