Going Beyond

Vision and Key Strands of Our Going Beyond Programme

On Friday afternoons our pupils take part in a rolling programme of activities which are designed to enhance their learning experience beyond the classroom, to encourage them to explore opportunities for enriching their education and to enable them to enjoy working together.  The TKA Going Beyond programme will expand our pupils’ horizons through a variety of different activities, projects and pursuits. It will provide us with the opportunity to get to know our pupils’ strengths and areas for development, and to ensure that they feel known and valued.

The TKA Going Beyond programme is designed to:

  • build confidence in developing and enhancing a range of skills
  • develop tolerance, understanding and awareness of others
  • enhance leadership attributes in our pupils
  • complement our academic curriculum
  • develop Growth Mindset and our core values of Resilience, Integrity, Generosity, Fulfilment and Creativity.

Running through the Going Beyond programme will be 5 key strands to deliver objectives that “Go Beyond” our academic curriculum and develop the whole person. All GB activities will have an objective of delivering aspects of one or more key strand. The 3 year programme is designed to develop all aspects of the 5 key strands in our pupils. The 5 key strands are:

Going Beyond strand Aspect A Aspect B Aspect C Aspect D
1.Physical and mental wellbeing Fitness, diet and healthy lifestyle Preserving mental health Physical skills Self discipline
2. Community and culture Contribution to wider society Environmental awareness Appreciation of cultures Citizenship, British values and political awareness
3. Personal skills for life Leadership, collaboration and teamwork Developing independence and initiative Communication skills Empathy for others
4. Work related learning Enterprise Financial awareness Careers guidance STEM experiences
5. Creative expression Artistic expression Musical expression Dramatic expression


The aims and objectives of the Going Beyond programme were developed following consultation with TKA staff in May 2017.

Year 7 Going Beyond Programme

In Y7 pupils take part in 4 Going Beyond activities in their Houses over the course of the year. They spend 8 weeks on each activity. The schedule is:

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1 (8th Sept till 10th Nov) Dance Outdoor activities Karate Conservation
2 (17th Nov till 19th Jan) Outdoor activities Karate Conservation Dance
3 (26th Jan till 20th April) Karate Conservation Dance Outdoor activities
4 (27th April till 29th June) Conservation Dance Outdoor activities Karate

 

Activity (Provider) What pupils are doing GB Strand
Outdoor activities (Thames Young Mariners) Week 1: Problem solving challenges

Week 2: Challenge course – low level climbing

Weeks 3 – 6: On a carousel of 4 different activities (archery, canoeing, climbing wall and ‘catch the flag’ team activity)

Week 7: Orienteering House Challenge

Week 8: Reflection

1a: Fitness, diet and healthy lifestyle

1b: Preserving mental health 1c: Physical skills

1d: Self discipline

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork  

3b: Developing independence and initiative

3c: Communication skills

3d: Empathy for others

Dance (Step into Dance) Modern dance programme designed to develop dance skills and creativity through team challenges. 1a: Fitness, diet and healthy lifestyle

1c: Physical skills

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

3c: Communication skills

5a: Artistic expression

5c: Dramatic expression

Karate (London Karate School) Basic Kyo Rei Shukokai karate course 1a: Fitness, diet and healthy lifestyle

1b: Preserving mental health

1c: Physical skills

1d: Self discipline

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

Conservation External conservation: Working with Kingston Council’s Green Spaces contractor to develop and improve local park space, through litter picking, clearing weeds, and planting flowers and shrubs.

Internal conservation:

Making items such as bird feeders, nature clay sculptures and flower pots, in order to engage pupils in the importance of conservation.

2a: Contribution to wider society

2b: Environmental awareness

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

3d: Empathy for others

Year 8

In Y8 pupils take part in 6 Going Beyond activities in their Byte classes over the course of the year. They spend 6 weeks on each activity. At the end of the activity they are assessed on their progress by teachers delivering the Y8 Going Beyond programme at either Basic, Bronze, Silver or Gold level. These grades are recorded in an electronic Going Beyond Pupil Passport and lead to an overall grade for Y8 Going Beyond. The schedule is:

 

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1 (8th Sept till 13th Oct – 6 weeks) Art Debating Life skills School magazine Campcraft /Navigation First aid
2 (20th Oct till 8th Dec – 6 weeks) First aid Art Debating Life skills School magazine Campcraft/Navigation
3 (15th Dec till 2nd Feb – 6 weeks) Campcraft /Navigation First aid Art Debating Life skills School magazine
4 (9th Feb till 20th April – 6 weeks) School magazine Campcraft/Navigation First aid Art Debating Life skills
5 (27th April till 8th June – 5 weeks) Life skills School magazine Campcraft/Navigation First aid Art Debating
6 (15th June till 13th July – 5 weeks) Debating Life skills School magazine Campcraft/Navigation First aid Art

 

Year 9

In Y9 pupils select an option to participate in each term. At the end of the activity they are assessed on their progress by teachers delivering the Y9 Going Beyond programme at either Basic, Bronze, Silver or Gold level. These grades are recorded in an electronic Going Beyond Pupil Passport and lead to an overall grade for Y9 Going Beyond. The schedule is:

Term 1

Activity What pupils are doing GB Strand
1. Coding and lego robotics Pupils complete the following activities:

  • Compare several coding languages
  • Write basic code
  • Use code to control Microbits
  • Built  Lego Mindstorm robots.
  • Control robots using code they have written.
  • Opportunity for entry into external competitions.

Assessment:  Ability to write and evaluate code. Ability to code for specific functions

1c: Physical skills

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

4d: STEM experiences

2. Music Pupils will be working together in groups to devise, write and record a podcast. The theme must be musical, however it can take various forms, including a Desert Island Discs format or the recording of some of their own performances.

Assessment: Ability to collaborate to create an effective and creative podcast, that brings about musical discussion and encourages musical curiosity.

1c: Physical skills

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

5b: Musical expression

3. Drama Pupils will be working in small groups to create their own short radio drama focusing on expression and tone of voice. They will also be focusing on creating atmosphere through the use of SFX and music.
In the second part of the term they will then go on to create a short sketch, which will be filmed to be a part of the “Going Beyond Sketch Show”.   
3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

3c: Communication skills

5c: Dramatic expression

4. Sports leadership Pupils complete the following activities:

  • Explore different forms of leadership within the realms of sport.
  • Discover how to use leadership skills effectively.
  • Using the leadership skills and behaviours in different sporting situation.
  • Organise a tournament for a group of primary school children.
  • Plan and deliver a joint sports lesson to a group of primary school children.

Assessment:  

  • Success of the organisation of the tournament.
  • Quality of the coaching session.
  • Quality of written work during GB sessions.
1a: Fitness, diet and healthy lifestyle

1c: Physical skills

2a: Contribution to wider society

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

3b: Developing independence and initiative

3c: Communication skills

5. Cultural exchange Pupils will be collaborating with pupils from other countries to explore the theme of nationality and sense of belonging. Topics will cover customs, culture, traditions and hobbies.
Assessment: Ability to compare and contrast different cultures and demonstrate good teamwork with their foreign group members.
2c: Appreciation of cultures

2d: Citizenship, British values and political awareness

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

3d: Empathy for others

6. Volunteering / charity fundraising Pupils will use their creativity to create and participate in a range of fundraising activities for themselves and the rest of the school community.  Pupils will also visit and teach a an elderly person day centre to teach digital literacy to aid those in the community.
Assessment: Students will work as a team to create an effective fundraising activity for their peers or themselves to take part in and to teach a digital literacy skill to a group or pensioners to help engage them in the wider world.
2a:Contribution to wider society

2d: Citizenship, British values and political awareness

3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

3b: Developing independence and initiative

3c: Communication skills

3d: Empathy for others

4a: Enterprise

4b: Financial awareness

7. STEM for girls Pupils will have opportunities to make connections with interesting role models from STEM fields. They will undertake a variety of activities and will develop engineering skills while finding creative, practical solutions to real life STEM challenges.
Assessment: Ability to contribute to their team while tackling STEM challenges and developing engineering habits of mind.
3a: Leadership, collaboration and teamwork

3b:  Developing independence and initiative

3c: Communication skills  4c: Careers guidance

4d: STEM experiences