Specialist Ballet, Music and Drama (LAMDA)
Music and Drama play an important part of our curriculum with the opportunity for lessons with specialist teachers:
Ballet – Mrs Caroline Brown
Singing – Mrs Emmam Laidlaw Learn more
Drums – Mr Noel Watson Learn more
Guitar – Mr Jason Staddon
Saxophone – Mrs Emma Laidlaw Learn more
Piano – Mr Nathan Jones Learn more
LAMDA – Ms Karen Paullada Learn more
Drama – Ms Karen Paullada is also running external group classes on Fridays for Y3-Y6 and on Wednesdays for Senior students. Maximum of 15 per class.
At St Clare’s School, we endeavour to educate the whole child. Our aim is to send young people out into the world of work as responsible, balanced young citizens. Developing life-skills and character education have always been at the forefront of our day to day pastoral care at St Clare’s but we now explicitly address their development through our Enrichment Programme. Our aim is to offer activities that will form an essential part of promoting employability and enhancing academic attainment, whilst teaching our young people essential life skills that will have benefits well beyond the classroom.
All pupils will take part in the enrichment programme once every half a term. They take part in a wide range of activities, exploring skills that sometimes are not explicitly addressed on the timetable. From learning sign language to conservation club, as well as entering competitions and attending workshops with guest experts, we hope to enhance pupil employability through the additional skills learned.
Alongside the planned activities, the PE department will be running sporting fixtures and a variety of tournaments, minimising the impact on the academic curriculum. The Maths Department will also offer additional Statistics and Further Maths GCSEs to their more able Year 10 mathematicians.
Consent letters for trips off-site and information on required clothing will be given out in advance of particular sessions. Mrs Smart and Mrs Parker will be reviewing the impact of the current programme, through surveys and feedback sessions with the pupils and their opinions have already shaped the look of the autumn term’s programme.
Download the Spring 2020 Enrichment Programme Y7-11
Download the Autumn 2019 Enrichment Programme for Year 7-11
Autumn Term Prep School Clubs
Prep clubs run until 4:00, 4:15 or 4:30 and the pupils will be fully supervised. Club leaders will give parents details of finishing times at the start of term. Parents will be required to make the necessary arrangements for transport home and it is essential that a parent informs the club leader in writing should their child be unable to attend the club on any occasion during the year.
Due to the popularity of a number of the clubs it may be necessary to organise some on a rota basis.
** Please note that there is a charge for drama on a Wednesday which is directly payable to The Performance House.
*** Please note that there is a charge for drama on a Friday which is directly payable to Ms Karen Paullada.
|Monday||Infants Craft Club|
|Tuesday lunchtime||Choir (Y2 - Y6)|
|Tuesday||Juniors Mindfulness Colouring|
|Tuesday||Chess (Y4 to Y6)|
|Wednesday||Performance House Drama (Y1-6) until 4:30 **|
|Thursday lunchtime||Year 6 Enterprise|
|Thursday||Infants Mindfulness Colouring|
|Thursday||Junior Cross Country|
|Friday||Junior (Y3-Y6) Drama class with Karen Paullada *** (5:00-5:45pm)|
Autumn Term Senior School Clubs
School Council – Wednesday form time (BC)
Mathematics – daily drop ins (CE)
Preparation/rehearsals for a new ‘school production’ will be up and running 4 lunchtimes a week as soon as government guidelines permit audiences larger than 6 (PW)
|Film Club (HD) *alternate key stages each week||Art KS3 (LW/DT)||Choir KS3 (JS)||Library-all key stages at designated times (KB)||Mad Hatter's Business Tea Party Club KS3 (HH/NMcG)|
|Computer Club (LY) *alternate key stages each week||Table Tennis Club (SM/CB/PR) *alternate key stages each week||Graphics KS4 (DT)||Music Jam KS3 (JS)||Inclusion & Diversity Debating (RS) KS3 & KS4/5 to alternate each week|
|Book Club KS3 (JW)||Art KS4 (LW)|
|Science Ethics Club (MC)|
|Map Reading & Navigational Skills (SS)|
|STEM Club (GJ) *alternate key stages each week 3:40-4:40||Hockey KS3 mixed (CB/SM) 3:40-4:40pm||Fitness & Cross Country Running (all years-socially distanced) (SM/CB) 3:40-4:40pm||Netball KS3 (CB) 3:40-4:40pm||Netball KS4 & KS5 (CB) 3:40-4:40pm|
|Craft Club (PW) after half-term||International Film Club KS5 (MP/BC/RS)||Football KS3 (SM) 3:40-4:40||Football KS4 & KS5 (SM) 3:40-4:40pm|
Autumn Term Senior School GCSE extra classes
Mr Evans and Mr Cole are running drop-in sessions for their Year 11 group.
Mr Jones will run Physics revision sessions after Christmas.
|GCSE Biology (CL)||GCSE Spanish (RS)||GCSE Graphics (DT)||GCSE Art (LW)|
|After school||After school||After school||After school||After school|
|GCSE Computer Science (LY)||GCSE History (HD)||GCSE Geography||GCSE French (MP)|