We place a high level of importance on our enrichment curriculum at Cornelius Vermuyden. Our aim is for all students to succeed academically whilst developing into well-rounded, resilient and skilled individuals. This means encouraging our students to expand their interests and talents which go beyond the classroom. To this end, our students are incredibly lucky; we have a wealth of enrichment opportunities available to them, ranging from the extra-curricular programme to trips, house competitions or external awards such as Duke of Edinburgh. Careful planning of these opportunities, alongside the timing of the school day, allows our students to access the full enrichment programme.
We are keen to encourage and celebrate our students' efforts and achievements. Therefore, students are directed to record their participation in all enrichment activities on their enrichment passport, and all year groups are encouraged to work towards enrichment awards in recognition of their achievements. These are:-
Bronze Award - participation in 25 instances of enrichment
Silver Award – participation in 50 instances of enrichment, including a half term commitment to one club
Gold Award – participation in 75 instances of enrichment, including a halfterm commitment to one club and representing the school at an event
Platinum Award – participation in 100 instances of enrichment, including a half term commitment to two clubs, representing the school at an event and completing one term of leadership experience in a position of responsibility
These awards give students a goal to work towards and instil an understanding that ongoing dedication will lead to success.
Staff at Cornelius Vermuyden agree that enrichment is an incredibly important part of education; it motivates our students to rise to new challenges and prepares them for future success in the areas they're passionate about. It is our aim to celebrate those who work hard to develop themselves and contribute to the wider values and ethos of the school. To allow students to access the full range of clubs, we work on a rotating model with an updated timetable each half term. Students in all year groups, 7-11, are encouraged to participate.
If you would like any further information regarding enrichment or the extra-curricular programme, please contact Mrs Merrick-Cook.
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Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).
Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships" and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school's work with its high achieving pupils.
However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a 'growth mindset' at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.