Extra-curricular and academic support

Academy21 provides a wealth of support for pupils, not just for academic provision in place of regular school lessons, but also extra skills classes and activities to provide a holistic education for all. Our Support Offerings, include Study Skills Courses, Wellbeing Workshops and Activity Clubs for students aged between 12 and 16 years that integrate with our core Academy21 offer.

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Why Partner with Academy21?

We understand that with many schools being short staffed and a huge variety of needs to cater for, delivering sufficient extracurricular and additional academic support can be a challenge. Academy21 provides not only alternative academic provision, but support for students outside of subject lessons too.

Plus, it’s a hassle free and cost-effective way to expand your school’s curriculum without the need for additional resources or space.

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Study Skills

Effective study skills are vital, not only for GCSEs and A-Levels, but for further education and the world of work too. Having this additional knowledge will assist students in any situation where preparation is required or when stress and nerves are likely to arise. We provide skills workshops online so your students can learn from experts in the field.

This is a practical and project-based programme for students aged 14-16, which covers:

  • Exam preparation
  • Time management
  • Motivation techniques
  • Revision methods
  • Strategies to improve focus

Students who complete the course and classes will receive a certificate of completion, which demonstrates they have become more effective learners by upping their knowledge in:

  • How to incorporate proven time management
  • Revision sessions, and
  • Developing their expertise for lifelong learning

Our Study Skills course is flexible to your school’s requirements, but we would recommend a course of two, 40-minute lessons a week, over the course of 16 weeks.
This programme can run in parallel with the Academy21 core offer or your own provision’s offer. Group sizes are 1:15 per group and we have flexible start dates to suit you.
If you think extra study skills support could benefit your students, then click here to get in touch.

Activity and Virtual Clubs

Academy21 Activity Clubs, for students aged 14-19, are a great way to improve a student’s social skills, whilst also encouraging them to explore new hobbies and interests in a fun, safe and non-judgmental environment.

Enhancing social skills and helping to forge connections with other pupils who share a common interest or hobby, these Activity Clubs are a proven benefit on top of regular timetabled classes, without any extra time needed from your staff.

Offering socially isolated learners an opportunity to explore their interests with students from across the world, other advantages include:

  • Higher self-esteem
  • A productive break from study
  • Essential life skill building
  • Socialisation and networking
  • Additional skills for University, College and job applications
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Improved academic performance

So, the Academy21 activity clubs may just be the solution you are looking for to inspire a new passion in students!

Virtual clubs with Academy21 an opportunity for everyone to participate, no matter their interests, skills or engagement level. We have a variety of clubs for students every term. These include:

  • Creative writing
  • Environmental
  • Debate
  • Cookery
  • Eco Society
  • Future Technologies
  • Art
  • Babysitting
  • Chess
  • Folklore
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Book Club
  • Horses

Please note – clubs vary each term. Let us know what you are looking for and we can tell you what is available and when.

Our clubs run all year round, with anywhere from 1-3 sessions for each club every week, depending on the club. Students taking part in our Activity Clubs will receive a participation certificate too, as a mark of their time and effort.

There is a 1:20 group size and students can participate in up to 3 clubs per week, which is of course flexible around the individual’s situation. Pricing is calculated based on the clubs attended, per term.

Click here to get in touch with the team and learn more about our Activity Clubs.

Wellbeing Workshops

For many students, Wellbeing Workshops are a chance to take time away from the pressures of academic life and reflect on how they cope and what they can improve in order to protect their own mental wellbeing. Academy21 provides this without any additional strain on your staff or resources.

For pupils aged 14-19, our Wellbeing Workshops put the control back in their hands and ensure they have the skills to be an advocate of their own learning and wellness.

Benefits of these workshops include:

  • Increased self-awareness and advocacy
  • Giving students a toolkit for coping with adverse or challenging situations – such as exams and interviews
  • Teaching them mindfulness techniques, the art of being present and how to advocate for positivity in their lives
  • Students develop an appreciation and mastery of wellness tools and practices

Our six, themed workshops are delivered over the course of 6 weeks, led by experts in 1:15 group sizes. The 40-minute workshops will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Coping with anxiety
  • Exam confidence
  • Resilience
  • Mindfulness
  • Safety online
  • Growth mindset

Students will also receive a digital credential and certificate, which can be used on future university or job applications, showing their dedication to their own mental wellbeing and a pro-active approach to their learning. Pricing is calculated per week, usually following our 6-week programme.

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Interested? Get in Touch!
Call 01438 535001 or email [email protected]

Simply fill out the form below and one of our team will get in touch and guide you through the process. Getting set up with one of our extra-curricular packages couldn’t be simpler!