STEM represents the following subjects:
STEM scholars is a programme that is for year 7 and 8 students who are keen to learn more and take part in exciting activities linked to these four subjects. It takes place as part of the curriculum and is timetabled for 1 hour a week.
STEM learning may include topics such as:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer science
- Chemistry and many more.
STEM scholars will take part in project-based learning linked to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This will lead to gaining knowledge and experience of research, teamwork, leadership, problem solving and many other important life skills.
There will also be unique opportunities to participate in trips, complete awards and enter competitions linked to STEM.
STEM careers increase year on year in the UK and taking part in STEM scholars will enable students to know the choices available to them.
The selection process takes place every September and consists of an application form expressing interest and an interview with the Assistant Headteacher for STEM and/or a STEM teacher. This will give students the opportunity to showcase their enthusiasm for STEM.
The Eastbourne Academy has set about creating a formal link between ourselves and Learn.Play.Achieve Soccer Academy beginning in September 2019.
The rationale for this is to design a flexible and engaging curriculum for many of our students. It will promote resilience and develop self-esteem.
As well as developing their football skills and receiving strength and conditioning training, other vital life skills will be developed on this programme, such as:
F Fostering problem solving and decision-making skills
O Observation skills
O Oracy and communication skills
T Teamwork skills
B Building resilience
L Language and Listening skills
L Leadership skills
As part of the Football Scholars Programme, students will be expected to complete:
Young people undertaking a qualification in Sports Leadership will learn and demonstrate all of the important life skills listed above whilst learning to lead basic football activities to younger people, their peers, and within the community.
The courses involve both guided & peer-to-peer learning and supervised leadership to ensure that learners have all the skills they need to lead basic physical activities to other people.
We are hoping that we can organise sessions with our local primary schools which will promote our facilities, our curriculum offer, our links with Learn.Play.Achieve as well as presenting our students in the best light possible.
The ‘Football Scholars’ programme will run for 2 hours per week as part of the curriculum in school time for Year 7 and 8 students. In the afternoon, the students from the Alternative Curriculum will take part in the programme with the focus moving from improving their football skills to developing personal and social skills.
The selection process for the ‘Football Scholars Programme’ will consist of a trial and an interview with the Assistant Principal. The rationale for this is for students to share their ambitions and then we can work with the students to help realise them.
As part of the programme, students will be provided with a Learn.Play.Achieve sweatshirt to wear during these sessions only.
For Year 9, 10 and 11 students, Learn.Play.Achieve will run football coaching sessions outside of the school day. This will add extra capacity to our extracurricular clubs and activities offer.
The rationale for creating Dance Scholars is to design a flexible and engaging curriculum for many of our students. It will promote resilience and develop self-esteem.
As well as developing their dance skills and expertise, other vital life skills will be developed on this programme, such as:
D Develop confidence and presentation skills
N Nourish the body and soul with movement, improving your core fitness
C Communication and Cooperation skills
E Emotional intelligence skills
As part of the Dance Scholars Programme, students will be expected to complete:
Young people undertaking a qualification in Dance Leadership will learn and demonstrate all of the important life skills listed above whilst learning to lead basic dance activities to younger people, their peers, and within the community.
Dance is one of the most popular physical activities for teenagers in the country and is also a fantastic way for them to develop and hone vital leadership skills.
According to the British Heart Foundation, less than 7% of teenage girls get the recommended amount of physical activity each week due to various barriers such as a lack of provision, a lack of positive role models and body confidence issues. Introducing Dance Leadership qualifications can address these issues whilst also improving learners’ employability skills.
Many young people develop a passion for dance at a young age, but there is a significant drop off in participation at secondary school – either due to other commitments, finance or provision within schools. The Dance Leadership qualifications give students the chance to rediscover their passion for dance whilst also gaining life-changing skills and experience.
Dance Leaders can also become advocates for leadership and help engage their peers and younger students. They will also have the skills necessary to help run Dance clubs throughout your school to help others become more physically active and engaged.
We are hoping that we can organise sessions with our local primary schools which will promote our facilities, our curriculum offer and to present our students in the best light possible.
The ‘Dance Scholars’ programme will run for 1 hour and 20 minutes per week as part of the curriculum in school time for Year 7 students.
The selection process for the ‘Dance Scholars Programme’ will consist of an audition and an interview with the Assistant Principal and/or the Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts. The rationale for this is for students to share their ambitions and then we can work with the students to help realise them.
As part of the programme, students will be provided with a bespoke Performing Arts t-shirt to wear during these sessions only.