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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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SEN Extra-Curricular

Learning Support Clubs

Extra-curricular activities, clubs and sessions are an integral part of students’ education. We offer a busy and varied programme through the Learning Support department that is tailored to benefit all pupils, and in particular those with additional educational needs.

Homework Club

When and where?

Homework Club runs for the whole of every lunchtime in ICT Room 2.

What is it? We offer a safe and peaceful environment for pupils to complete homework. A Teaching Assistant is always on hand to help and computers are available so that pupils can complete set homework tasks. Pupils find the club particularly helpful as they can research their homework using the internet and complete their online myMaths homework. There is also a facility for them to print their work if necessary.

Why we offer it: This club helps pupils to organise their homework and keep up with tasks. It provides a facility for pupils who may not have access to computers at home. Help is available for those who may be finding tasks difficult. 

Games Club

When and where? Second half of several lunchtimes in our Nurture facility.

What is it?  We offer a quiet area where pupils can come to play board games, read or chat quietly with their friends in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Why we offer it: This club provides a safe place for pupils to go and interact with others. It helps pupils to make friends and to develop social skills and offers a smaller nurturing setting to the hustle and bustle of the school’s outside areas.

Who can tell me more? You can speak to any member of the Learning Support department who will be happy to give you more information.

Year 7 Circle Time

When and where? Second half of several lunchtimes in our Nurture facility.

What is it?  We offer a welcoming area where our Year 7 pupils can come to make new friends in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Why we offer it: This club provides a safe place for pupils to go and interact with others. It helps pupils to make friends and to establish social friendships.

Who can tell me more? You can speak to Mrs. Oliver and Miss Credland about this club.

After School Literacy Club

When and where? After school on Tuesdays in our Nurture facility from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

What is it?  This club usually begins with some light refreshments to sharpen pupils’ focus. Then our Literacy specialist Teaching Assistant delivers the session that focuses on improving spelling and developing English Key Skills.

Why we offer it: The club helps to improve spelling, reading, comprehension, phonics, writing, language and punctuation. Pupils enjoy attending as it also provides mutual support amongst peers and helps to establish friendships.

Who can tell me more? Mrs. Kilbride and Mrs. Clapham

Paired Reading

When and where? Tuesday lunchtime for year 7 and year 8 pupils.

What is it?  Pupils play literacy games and read books together. The club offers the opportunity to read on a one-to-one basis with a Literacy specialist Teaching Assistant as well as other keen or developing readers. Pupils are also allowed to bring their packed lunch to the club.

Why we offer it: This club aims to improve reading and comprehension skills and builds confidence in these areas. It also helps to develop social skills as pupils learn to take turns and listen to each other.

Who can tell me more? Mrs. Kilbride

Motor Skills Group

When and where? Monday lunchtime in the Sports Hall.

What is it?  This club is for Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils. It is also open to Year 10 and 11 pupils who act as sports leaders. Pupils play many different types of sports which help pupils to develop their motor skills. Specialist sport equipment is available for inclusive sports such as boccia.

Why we offer it: The club builds confidence in many different sports. It helps to develop social skills, improve attendance and helps pupils to establish friendships with their peers.

Who can tell me more? Mrs. Godfrey

EAL Club

When and where? Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30 – 4.45pm.

What is it?  Pupils with English as an additional language are given the opportunity to read books with each other and with our EAL specialist Teaching Assistant. Pupils explore the meaning of words and develop their grammar skills. This club also offers homework support, where pupils may bring homework in order to get help from our EAL specialist.

Why we offer it: This cluhelps pupils to develop their skills in English generally and boosts prob gress across the curriculum.

Who can tell me more? Mrs. Deptus

Dance Club

When and where? Thursday lunchtime from 12.35 – 1.15pm

What is it? Pupils learn dance routines with help from some impressive interactive digital resources. The sessions cover several dance styles, including Zumba and Street Dance.

Why we offer it: This helps to develop gross motor skills, improves confidence and helps pupils to establish friendships with their peers.

Who can tell me more? Mrs. Williams