Enrichment

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Here at Ormiston Park, our vision of ‘believe and achieve’ extends beyond academic achievement to encompass the holistic social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of each and every student.

“Our aim is to inspire young people to develop their skills, talents and character through a wide range of activities, to use their curiosity and creativity to find new ways of achieving their potential and to have the confidence, drive and resilience to follow their dreams.”  Ormiston Academies Trust – Enrichment Charter

We strive to ensure, that during their time at Ormiston Park, every student has the opportunity to:

  1. Experience the arts and culture
  2. Experience live sporting events
  3. Visit British places/regions outside their local community
  4. Experience cultures and countries outside the UK
  5. Be a good neighbour in their local community
  6. Gain valuable experience of work
  7. Develop their character
  8. Make a positive contribution to society
  9. Develop lifelong interests and skills for life
  10. Learn outside the classroom

Students are encouraged to explore new experiences and find new talents and interests. We firmly believe enrichment activities are fundamental in helping students to be happy and confident at school therefore impacting positively on their progress and performance.

Our enrichment programme incorporates break time clubs, after school clubs, day and residential trips and visits to the Academy from external organizations and guest speakers.

Educational Visits and Trips

Providing students with opportunities to engage in new experiences and extend their learning beyond the classroom is something the Academy values highly. Curriculum areas provide educational visits and trips across the academic year. Visits and trips are, at times, provided free of charge by the Academy. However, depending on the nature of the trip, we will sometimes have to ask for parents/guardians to contribute towards the cost. We do not wish to exclude any student from any experience due to financial circumstances so we urge parents/careers to contact their child’s Head of Year to discuss any support we may be able to offer in these circumstances. You will receive information regarding planned visits and trips throughout the year.

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Letter from the Principal re retirement

November 6th, 2019|

Dear Parent/Carer,

I firstly want to welcome you and your child back to the academy after what I hope has been a restful and enjoyable half term break.

I also wanted to write to you today to inform you that I have made the decision to retire at the end of the academic year, having proudly served as Principal of Ormiston Park Academy for many years.

I first joined the school – which was then Aveley Secondary School, before later becoming Belhus Chase Specialist Humanities College – as Deputy Headteacher in 2004. During my fifteen years here, it has been both a pleasure and a privilege to support the many children and young people who have come through our school doors.

It is with great sadness that I will be leaving the academy, but I am so proud of how far we have come and of all the great milestones and achievements that we have reached together. Building Ormiston Park Academy to be the positive, proud and prosperous learning environment it is today has been a huge team effort, and some of my greatest career highlights have been at our academy.

There are so many things I am proud of, including leading our successful transition to become Ormiston Park Academy and join the Ormiston Academies Trust family in 2009 – a move which continues to significantly benefit our students, staff and wider school community. Additionally, designing and officially opening our state-of-the-art new building in 2013 which has given our students the opportunity to learn and develop in an inspiring and high-quality learning environment. And finally, achieving our Good Ofsted rating in 2017, with inspectors praising the high expectations and culture that we have all created – giving our students the very best possible chance to succeed.

The positive and upward journey of the academy, however, would not have been possible without the invaluable support of the parent body, and the collective hard work of the students, senior leadership team, staff, Board of Governors and our sponsor, OAT. I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to you all, as Ormiston Park Academy would not be the school it is today without you all.

As the academy continues on its successful journey, we are launching a recruitment process to appoint a high calibre Principal whose vision and passion will match our high expectations for the academy and your children.

Once appointed, I will be working closely, alongside our Board and the Trust, to support the transition of the new Principal, who will be starting in the new 2020/21 academic year.

We will keep you updated on the recruitment process, and in the meantime, I would like to thank you once again for your continued support over the years. It has truly been a pleasure to be the Principal of the academy, working alongside such talented children and staff, and I will continue to follow Ormiston Park Academy journey closely in the years to come.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Huw Derrick

Principal

 

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