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4.6 Extra-curricular activities

Is there evidence that…

  • High quality extra-curricular activities are used to enhance learning opportunities for all.

Discussion prompts / evidence of impact

  • Most extra-curricular opportunities are free at source.
  • There is additional support provided which caters for children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), additional needs and those from disadvantaged group, such as those with social communication difficulties. E.g. structured lunch clubs.
  • Clubs and activities reflect the diversity of CYP in the school including those with additional needs.
  • A well-planned range of rich extra-curricular experiences effectively contributes to all CYP’s personal development.
  • Some clubs and activities are designed around the interests of an individual CYP to support the development of their peer group with shared interests. CYP are encouraged to develop their own talents and interests and are encouraged to share these with their peers so they become the experts, thus boosting their self-esteem. CYP appreciate the offer and make good use of these opportunities.
  • Engagement data in extra-curricular activity of CYP with SEND, additional needs and those at risk of disadvantage is known and shows increasing participation rates.

Last updated 8 September 2020

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