Raising Aspirations (including careers guidance) & Enrichment

At Ark Elvin, every student should leave confident, articulate and culturally aware being able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy healthy and fulfilled lives. To achieve our mission, pupils must understand the opportunities that a school and university education will afford them in terms of careers and quality of life. As such, we need to ensure that all pupils are taught the knowledge of pathways available to them at post-16. In addition to offering pupils tailored guidance, advice, support and alongside experiences of work and university that will allow them to make informed choices about their future.

Moreover, pupils are explicitly taught the character traits, habits and routines that will enable them to become successful at home and in the workplace as well as develop a refined sense of self, both as an individual and as part of a community through trips, visits, talks and enrichment. At Ark Elvin, we are committed to implementing the Gatsby benchmarks to structure our careers & enrichment programme and measure our success. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational providers to speak to students.


At Ark Elvin, pupils in years 7 to 9 have enrichment built into their timetable. In period 6 every Thursday, pupils take part in our core enrichment programme which offers the following clubs.

  • Basketball Club
  • Big Band
  • Boxing & Self Defence Club
  • Card Design
  • Cooking Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Debating Club
  • Double Six Bonanza
  • DT Club
  • Field Hockey Club
  • Film Club
  • Football
  • Greenpower Racing
  • Gym Club
  • Kabaddi Club
  • Netball Club
  • Police Cadets
  • Reading Club
  • Running Club
  • School Certificate in Philosophy
  • Science Club

All pupils can participate in our open enrichment programme which runs before and after school and also at lunchtimes. See below for our Spring 2019/20 Open Enrichment Timetable. Click to enlarge.

Other Important Documents

Open Enrichment Timetable Autumn 19-20

Raising Aspirations Curriculum 19-20

Baker Clause Policy Statement

Pathways and Enrichment Policy 19-20.pdf