Enrichment and the Bonus Pastor Charter

Enrichment at Bonus Pastor and

The Bonus Pastor Charter

“Enrichment at Bonus Pastor is meaningful and positive. We offer a diverse range of approaches that seek to enrich children’s school experience and prepare them well for a fulfilled and purposeful life” Mr Ronan, Principle

“Enrichment is about planting a seed, opening minds to new environments, jobs, countries and hobbies, and making memories that last a life time”  Miss Stevenson, Associate Headteacher and Head of Fisher House.

“Whilst not being assessed by exams, it’s more valuable than any grade or certificate… its how our students learn to be the best of themselves”  Miss Mannings, Head of Campion House and Maths Teacher

“Students learn to truly express themselves in a world which is trying to make them all the same” Mr McAuliffe, Debate Mate Lead

“It’s about broadening our pupils minds to the world outside of the school walls”  Mrs Baverstock, Librarian and More Able Coordinator

“It’s a pleasure to witness so many students grow in confidence, commitment and passion” Miss Clarke, Head of Drama

“I’ve seen on countless occasions the positive effect that enrichment has on pupils. It is truly wonderful to witness their journey” Miss Bee, Head of Music

“Have a go….you only live once! #YOLO” Mr Betts, Science Teacher

 

Enrichment is incredibly important to us at Bonus Pastor. As the quotes from our staff above show, we care deeply for developing our pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, whilst nurturing a love for learning, helping them to be well rounded, responsible global Catholic citizens.

We value enrichment and extracurricular provision as equally important to our academic provision. This can be in seen in the wide variety of activities and enrichment opportunities provided across the curriculum and wider school, all of which feed into the Bonus Pastor Charter.

The Bonus Pastor Charter is a unique opportunity for all our students here at the College to complete between Years 7 and 10. The BP Charter is a school-based scheme which values and recognises all of the extracurricular activities and enrichment opportunities that our pupils participate in, whether that is being part of a sports team or after school club, going on school day trips to art galleries, museums etc. or further afield on residential, learning to play a musical instrument or completing dramatic and musical performances.

Student’s participation is monitored and once pupils complete the required 20 activities they are awarded their Charter Badge, which is expected of all pupils during their time here. Some pupils may choose to go beyond that and complete 25, 30 or 35 activities, earning themselves the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards accordingly.

At the beginning of Year 11 pupils are awarded their BP Charter certificate, which highlights the areas that they have achieved and completed. They can then use this in their 6th form/college applications, and staff use it as part of the pupil reference, helping make them stand out from the crowd, and get the best place possible, helping them to compete with someone who may have similar academic qualifications.

Beyond that it can be useful in their University applications and who knows? The BP Charter may actually land them their dream job!

But it is entirely up to each individual student as to whether or not they complete the Charter, however we as a school strive to provide, engage, and where needed support, our pupils in the widest range of extracurricular and enrichment activities possible, to allow them to grow and flourish as responsible citizens of the future.

Please use the subpages available to see the BP Charter Tasks and Rolls of Honour for those who have achieved it since 2018, the Enrichment Protocol for monitoring of the BP Charter and current extra-curricular activities available for students to participate in.

Mr N Lawrence

Head of Geography

Duke of Edinburgh Lead

Wider Enrichment Coordinator

 

BP Charter