Central+ is our programme of fun, focused learning activities that we run before school, at lunchtimes, after school and in the holidays. We want our students to love learning and Central+ gives our students the opportunity to discover their passion and follow their dreams by offering a range of activities, courses and support that they can access in their own time. As a Rights Respecting School, CFGS is committed to the values inherent in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and in particular to providing an education that develops every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full (Article 29). This means that we are fully committed to providing exciting and challenging educational opportunities for our students outside normal school hours.
Central + provides enjoyable wider learning experiences outside the classroom designed to develop students’ cultural capital and give opportunities that they may not otherwise have access too.
The activities encourage a use of imagination and a willingness to take part and achieve in a variety of communities allowing personal relationships to be built, as well as supporting them in understanding the difference between what is wrong and right and how to reflect on the consequences of their actions. Central + promotes effective SMSC development by engaging with an average of 96% of students per year group in extra-curricular activities, student leadership and community volunteering.
A student panel is elected every year, of which all activities are developed, promoted and organised through, giving all learners the ability to work with each other and display a sense of belonging.
The students help design a full programme of breakfast, lunch time, after school and holiday activities for ALL that encourages socialising with young people from a range of religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Students learn to appreciate a range of cultures outside of school through a variety of trips, journeys and activities in preparation for life in modern Britain.
WHY DOES MY DAUGHTER NEED CENTRAL+?
Research has shown that students who regularly attend activities after school and in the holidays are:
- More likely to go to university and get a job
- Less likely to be disruptive at home and in school
To download the 2020-21 Extra- Curricular Timetable of activities, please click here.
Central+ makes a huge difference to students – it makes them active learners, inquisitive, confident, independent and resourceful. It challenges them to be the best they can beMs E. Holland, Headteacher