This episode considers extra-curricular activities and what effective provision looks like across the secondary school, including common challenges, staffing, quality-control, and ensuring equitable access.

What are the common challenges when delivering extra-curricular provision? What kind of activities work best? How do we schedule these activities – when and where should they take place? How do we ensure equitable access?

We also discuss how we can staff our extra-curricular provision and encourage staff to take-on activities? Should staff be paid? Likewise, how do we encourage students to take-up provision? Do we target specific students and monitor attendance?

How can extra-curricular provision complement the curriculum and support a “broad and balanced” curriculum? What role do external partnerships have to play, especially when raising cultural capital and broadening horizons?

And finally, should we quality-assure and evaluate provision? What role does student voice play in this?

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