On one day every half term, we suspend our normal curriculum and have an Innovation Day. Innovation Days are an opportunity to look in depth at issues which may not be covered, or covered sufficiently, in normal lessons.
The aim of Innovation Days is to broaden our students' education in an unusual, interesting and hopefully enjoyable way. During the days we focus in depth on PSHE and Citizenship themes which benefit from additional time for discussion and reflection. We also make significant use of external facilitators and speakers to ensure our students encounter a breadth of experiences and perspectives.
Innovation Days are also an excellent opportunity for us to deliver aspects of our careers educations programme with mock interviews and visiting employers being regular features of the days.
We also use Innovation Days to get our students off the school site on a variety of valuable and engaging trips. These have recently included universities (both local and further afield) and a range of central London destinations.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to significantly reduce our Innovation Day programme for the academic year 2020-21. However, in order to give you an idea of what our usual Innovation Day offer looks like, you will find last years' programme below.