Ark Oval's enrichment programme created for the pupils supports high aspirations and excellence and provides opportunities for all children.

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Extending opportunity: a national framework for study support

Study support is learning activity outside normal lessons which young people take part in voluntarily. Study support is, accordingly, an inclusive term, embracing many activities - with many names and many guises.

Its purpose is to improve young people’s motivation,build their self-esteem and help them to become more effective learners. Above all it aims to raise achievement. (DfES 'Extending opportunity: A national framework for study support')

Study Support – A national framework for extending learning opportunities DfES 2006 )

Education Extra identifies three main types of study support activity as:

  • ‘enabling’  activities which set out to reinforce basic and core skills of literacy, numeracy, ICT  and other more ‘personal’ life skills
  • ‘extending’ activities which build upon learning and experiences in the classroom and extend curriculum areas (eg, homework clubs, drama, music, sport)
  • ‘enrichment’ activities which promote learning in any number of areas which are not covered by the curriculum (eg, fishing, orienteering, circus skills)   

“An Extended School is a school which recognises that it cannot work alone.” 

(DfES 2004)