At Westbridge Academy this term we continue to offer a wide range of planned off site learning programmes including Brickmakers Wood, Deben Care Farm, Rallysport, Lapwing, Eastern Region Training and Punch Studios. The students taking part in these work based learning placements find them very useful, particularly in preparation for Post 16 choices.
We work with Positive Futures who deliver weekly boxing and football coaching sessions to students to support physical and emotional health and well being.
Our STEAM activity group meet weekly and this half term students will be working on a drones project. We also offer students the opportunity to take up additional activities such as fishing, horse riding, girls group and individual student mentoring.
Additional opportunities to enhance our student experience and offer are regularly reviewed and updated in response to student need and individual preference.
We are excited about a selection of programmes we have coming up as a result of funding we have been awarded as part of the Rate Card Event. The programmes, purchased from All Together, will be used at Parkside Academy, Lindbergh Campus, Westbridge Academy and Montgomery Road Campus.
Ignite Your Genius – embed to existing PHSE to develop sense of self and sense of the world around us with clear links to existing curriculum and/or a community project. To take place in October 2019, this programme will be for Years 10-11.
Genius Plus – ideal for students who have lost focus but are interested in reflecting on their strengths and challenges and want to explore their passion and purpose, with some goal setting to achieve identified goals. Taking place in October 2019, this is an opportunity for Year 11 students to have an individual coaching session and to complete a personality profile to explore and help raise aspirations.
Enterprise Incubator – This programme involves groups of pupils designing a solution to a real day problem and then planning and printing a promotional t-shirt (which is then printed professionally). To run in March or April 2020.
Mock Interview Project – Interview preparations, interview skills training and mock interviews for pupils in Years 10 and 11, taking place in April 2020. This programme compliments the Genius Plus programme.