• DGGS 117 (2016)
  • DGGS 37 (2016)
  • DGGS 17 (2016)

Enrichment

"Pupils benefit from a rich and varied programme of clubs, activities and extra-curricular learning opportunities."                                                                                                                                         Ofsted, June 2016

At Dartford Grammar School for Girls, we consider that Enrichment is an integral part of our school ethos.  Each faculty reviews the range of opportunities on offer to students regularly in order to amend their provision within time-tabled lessons, lunchtime and after-school clubs, day and residential visits.  We strive to make our curriculum as relevant to the real world as possible and carefully balance enrichment opportunities alongside preparation for public examinations to ensure that our students have the very best chances of success.

Our school vision statement for Enrichment:
"Inspiring young minds and providing a wealth of opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, creativity, leadership potential, talents and interests and enhance real world links to the curriculum."

Enrichment 2016/2017

There are now close to 100 clubs which run on a fortnightly basis, from chess to knitting to Mandarin, as well as subject-specific clubs.  Students gain a huge amount from attending clubs, as they forge new friendships and learn new skills.  As the Summer Enrichment Week approaches, we are busy planning some exciting trips and events for students, as well as some excellent opportunities at school.

Sixth Form Enrichment, also called CAS (Community Action Skills) has been very successful so far this year.  We have had a good number of students going on work experience at local primary schools or assisting the elderly at Help the Aged, and others going on work experience that they have organised themselves.  Within school, a lot of students opt to be academic mentors for younger students, a scheme that is greatly appreciated by both parties.  Other CAS clubs that are running this year include Cookery, Knitting, Art for Fun, Classic Film, Tycoon in Schools, Year Book, Sports, Independent Living, Futurelearn, TED talks, Philanthropic Society, STEM (Engineering) and Debating Club.  Students wishing to run their own club or suggest another are always encouraged to do so.