Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)
- 11 state schools involved
- 500+ state school pupils involved
- 900 staff hours given
Every Wednesday afternoon sixth form students take part in some form of community service. Long established links to the wider community are regarded as exceptionally important and the contribution made by students at the school towards sustaining this relationship is significant.
In all cases feedback has been good and positive feedback has been voiced from a number of primary teachers who have noticed a difference in the way their children conduct themselves in the classroom.
First Schools Teaching
Volunteer students visit local Infant and Junior Schools (age range five to eight and eight to 11). Activities include reading, arts and crafts, CDT, games and computing and are organised to support the pupils learning experience and to help them develop social skills. It also allows the students to take some authority and initiative when helping the staff.
Science for Primary Schools
Students on this programme plan, design and trial science workshops and deliver these to primary school age children. It is a great choice for A level scientists thinking of continuing the subject at university and keen to inspire others the children to have an enquiring mind to discover more.
Sixth form and D Block students are attached to a primary school student for the year to help with reading, arithmetic and research projects. . This activity takes place at a number of schools in the local area where students offer support and become something of a role model to the child under their supervision
Annual learning event for Local Schools
For one day each year Rugby School hosts a visit from around 300 local primary pupils offering them an exciting and educationally enjoyable day. The pupils from 5 local primary schools, are greeted and taken to a location on site where an activity they have elected to take part in takes place. The choice of activities is varied, and includes Science; Sport; Music; Media; Drama; Modern and Ancient Languages; Maths and IT. They are also able to take part in quizzes, a musical concert and a fun run. This day gives them the opportunity to learn team building skills and integrate with other peer groups.
Supporting children with additional needs
Students visit Brooke School, a local school for children with additional needs. Each Rugby School student is attached to a class where they either assist with activities planned by the teachers, or devise a learning activity in agreement with the teacher.