Visits and residential trips are an important part of the curriculum we offer to our students at Castle Manor Academy. Trips are well planned using OEAP National Guidance to compliment classroom based teaching and learning by offering practical, real life opportunities for all curriculum subjects.
Learning outside of the classroom contributes significantly to raising standards and improving students’ personal, social and emotional development.
Castle Manor Academy is proud to have achieved the Bronze Learning Outside of the Classroom award which recognises the many opportunities given to its students to go on visits such as : Year 7 camp, Flanders, KS4 French Water Activities residential, Theatre and Art Gallery visits, Houses of Parliament visit, Science Big Bang events, Polli-nation project work and Musical performances.
Mrs Baldwin is the Educational Visits and Learning Outside of the Class Room Coordinator for our Academy. She supports staff to ensure that:
- When planning trips there is always an aim or clear purpose for the trip.
- Trips are fully inclusive and accessible to students.
- Opportunities are given to work with SWAT schools and with the local community.
- Students and staff remain safe and enjoy their trip or visit.
- At each Key Stage students are offered a residential experience which focuses on developing our PROUD values.
- Curriculum areas contribute to Nationally recognised days that celebrate LOTC, such as: National Grounds week, Science week and Empty Classroom Day.