Our Wider Offer
At Foxhole Learning Academy, we aim to provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities which include both academic, sport and artistic opportunities. While we are small school community, we are part of several wider school networks, this includes: The Clay Cluster, which provides links to other local primary schools and Brannel secondary school; and Kernow Learning, which provides links to other primary schools across Cornwall. Through these links, we participate in a wide range of sporting events, including swimming and athletics, as well as artistic events such as the poetry festival and members of the choir taking part in the Kernow Learning Choir.
In addition to this, our school aims to take every child to the Hall for Cornwall each year to see a pantomime, to offer our Key Stage Two children the opportunity to learn to sail through the Youth Sailing Trust at Polkerris beach, and for our Year 6 children to visit Plymouth University. As part of our curriculum, each class aims to include educational visits which helps to bring learning to life and to allow children to experience learning up close.
Our Academy also offers after school clubs with a wide focus. In this past, this has included golf, computing, art, choir, construction, multi-skills, cricket, board games and football. Our club offer for the up-coming academic year will be released to parents as soon as possible after the start of each new term.
Finally, over the summer holidays, we have had an exciting project taking place on the school field. A new bike track has been installed! As soon as possible, the school aims to make use of this facility with the children. Watch this space!
At Foxhole Learning Academy, Personal Development is interweaved in all that we do. Our core values, ‘The Foxhole Five’ have been developed in consultation with our whole school community and underpin this work.
We recognise that much work is done to support Personal Development through our rich curriculum offer in subjects such as Religious Education, PSHE, Computing, PE and through our assemblies. At Foxhole Learning Academy we use opportunities in the wider curriculum areas to enhance personal development. Outdoor learning is a strength of our school and in addition to opportunities for children to be scientists and geographers, we use this as an opportunity to develop cooperation, confidence and to embrace the outdoors and promote physical activity.
At Foxhole Learning academy we strive to extend opportunities beyond the academic curriculum and broaden the Personal Development of all pupils. These opportunities are carefully considered and sequenced into our whole school offer to ensure that they are meaningful and relevant to the needs of our children.
Our Votes for Schools assembly and following up in class provides our children with the chance to speak out and discuss challenging current topics issues that matter to them. This improves oracy, confidence and critical thinking and gives our children the opportunity to vote on topics and have their voices heard in a meaningful and impactful way.
Our children develop knowledge and understanding of the different ways that they can keep themselves safe happy and healthy both within and outside of our school, preparing them as responsible, confident citizens.
Citizenship is promoted and celebrated in our school. Citizen's of the week are chosen from each class and the reasons for this are shared with the whole school in our celebration assembly. Citizen's of the week get to lead their class line, they receive the golden book bag and certificate to takes home and they get to have a special lunch with the headteacher.
We provide opportunities to widen children's experiences such as the theatre, poetry events, sailing and the children's university.
We consider charities, fundraising and awareness raising events, thinking about what we can do to make our community and the world we live in a better place.