Enrichment & Extra Curricular
At John Masefield, we know how important it is to develop students’ experience of the world, cultural capital, character and sense of adventure. For this reason, John Masefield follow an Enrichment programme that supports and develops their character in line with our expectations of students, which is to ASPIRE to be the best we can be. In order to empower them to become happy and successful in life, education and employment.
Details of the enrichment programme for the Autumn Half Term 1 can be accessed via the link below. If your young person would like to take part in any of these exciting opportunities, then please follow the sign-up instructions alongside each specific club and activity. Most clubs and activities require parents/guardians to sign up via Schoolcloud. A guide to Schoolcloud can accessed via the link below and you will be able to register your son and daughter from 6pm on Monday 12 September 2022.
After school activities and clubs will require students to meet the club coordinator at their enrichment point in the Bus Park, where they will be collected by a staff member and escorted to the location of their club. The enrichment points are at the back of the bus park.
Furthermore, if your child would like to participate in a sports club then they should bring their PE kit to school, where they will have the opportunity to change.
In the event that a club or activity has to be cancelled, a message will be sent to all parents and carers via ParentPay and students will be informed at the earliest convenience. If students are unable to travel home, then we ask students to head straight to Student Services where contact will be made with their parent or carer. If contact is unable to be made, Homework club will host students until they are able to access their transport.
All extra-curricular clubs and activities will end at 4.30pm, and we ask that parents and carers arrange transport home with their child. In the event that you are unable to collect your child, or that you need to change the travel arrangements, we ask that you ring Reception as soon as possible to inform them of this. If you are picking up your son or daughter by car, please could you arrive by 4.35pm at the latest, park in a designated space in the car park and wait for your son or daughter to walk to your car.
We do take a register of all students who attend, however, we do not have the capacity to inform you of whether or not your child has attended the club or activity. Still, if you would like to check if your child is in attendance at a specific club or activity, you may ring Reception on 01531 631012.
Miss Hayley Newnes
DofE Bronze is run in Year 9 and open to all students to apply to participate. Information regarding the award goes out to students just after the Christmas holidays to enrol and begin the award by February half term. Students are then registered as part of DofE and they will attend one DofE session a week run at lunchtimes. During the DofE sessions expedition skills are learned in preparation for the practise and qualifying expeditions. The other service sections (volunteering, physical and skill) are completed in students own time with school support where necessary. Practise expedition will take place at the end of the summer term in Year 9 and the qualifying expedition will be completed in the winter term of Year 10, once all other sections are complete.
There is also an opportunity to complete the Silver award in the Sixth Form.
Any further information about the awards and their requirements can be found at www.dofe.org
National Citizen Service
In Year 11, students have the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities during their summer holiday. You can read about NCS and the summer programme here: