As part of the school’s Extended Services provision some lunchtime activities and after-school clubs are offered. These may change on a termly basis. The clubs might include: newspaper club, choir, bell ringing, cookery, football, multi skills, science, art, maths, film, drama, bangra dancing and many more. Details of all after-school clubs are published via letters home to the relevant classes at the beginning of each term and then children are allocated their places on a first-come-first-served basis with a waiting list when clubs become oversubscribed. All clubs are linked to Children’s University which we are part of. We have had an extremely successful year with twenty six children achieving their bronze award and taking part in a graduation service at Wolverhampton University Campus, Walsall.
The underlying principle of the Children’s University is to ensure that children, between the ages of 7 – 14 years, can choose to take part in ‘quality’ out of school hours learning. Providers of out of school hours learning can undergo Children’s University ‘validation’ which guarantees the quality of the activities they make available. All clubs for children at KS2 age at Salisbury Primary School are validated through Children’s University.
The Children’s University Wolverhampton acts as a broker, validating activities which build up towards certificates at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. To achieve these you must bank up hours completed in clubs.
Activities may be programmes of learning based in schools or events hosted in the community. When the children have gained sufficient hours to reach a certificate level they are invited, with family members, to take part in a graduation ceremony at Wolverhampton University.
We don’t have a breakfast club at present but we are looking into providing sports clubs using our Sports Premium money in the mornings from 7.45 am to 8.45 am. More information to follow soon.