As part of our commitment to the holistic development of all our children, last year we introduced "Creative Fridays" as a way of offering experiences which otherwise the pupils might not have had access to.
The afternoon was divided into 2 sessions with children allocated , where possible to the activities that they had chosen from the range offered. These included sport, music and other sessions such as Lego and board games. Most of these were developed in house and were run by Teaching Assistants and HTLA's. However, some were led by outside groups, such as The Boom Academy, and Gillingham Football Club.
This was a new initiative and it hopefully developed the cultural capital of our pupils as well as developing a sense of well-being and enjoyment. The teaching staff were on site during this time. Class teachers were involved in the joint planning of lessons both across subject specialisms and year groups. This improved the consultancy of learning across the school and facilitated the cascading of good practice.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering Creative Friday during Term 1 2020.