Learning outside the Classroom

“The curriculum is enhanced well by a range of trips and visits”

Ofsted, March 2018

Learning does not just happen within the classroom. Learning outside the classroom (LOtC) refers to a whole host of methods used to extend and enrich pupils’ learning in all aspects – their academic studies, enrichment, SMSC provision and PSHE. 

We have a full, dynamic and flexible LOtC calendar which includes assemblies, enrichment days, day trips and visits, in-school workshops and clubs. Daily form times are a key part of this, with a different focus each day of the week. Initiatives such as Hadith of the Week and Themes of the Month enable different aspects of tarbiyyah to be focussed on. Links to themed days/weeks such as Anti-Bullying Week help pupils to understand that Islam really is a way of life which is fully compatible with life as a Briton.

Leadership opportunities include form captain, vice-captain, School Council representatives, House and deputy House captains. These give pupils the opportunity to develop their leadership and team-working skills, which puts them in good stead for their future educational lives and gives them transferrable skills for their future work lives.

Such activities play an essential part in enhancing the educational experience of all our students as well as supporting the development of non-cognitive skills and well-being.