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Enrichment is an essential element to help our students to be future ready for their next stage in life. All student take part in an enrichment programme starting in year 12.


Edge-Future Ready Programme: A programme of regular work experience, project based learning, employability course ran by Sunderland University and study experiences at Sunderland University. This can run alongside the three chosen subjects.


General RE: The General RE programme allows students in year 12 and 13 work towards internal awards.  The content has been planned to give students challenges to work towards, and are planned to build their employability skills, help those in our parish communities and be something they could include on their UCAS form and discuss at University interviews. Outside agencies are used at key elements to promote thought and deliver expertise information about specialist subjects.


Work Experience: All year 12 Students spend a week in work placements in the summer term. We also encourage and give guidance to individuals looking for regular volunteering placements.


Student Chaplins: A member of our 6th from leads the student Chaplin programme. The student chaplain programme requires students to give up some of their free time to help those in need and become ambassadors of Faith at St Joseph’s. Some of the enhancement projects include  launching exciting projects like care home visits, care parcels, candle making for the housebound, faith and ethos journalism and prayer writing.


Peer Support: An opportunity to support students lower in the school with literacy while developing confidence and communication skills.


Community Sports Leaders Award: An enjoyable, practical course which takes place in the P.E. Department and gives students the necessary skills to lead groups in sport and recreational activity.


MOOC’s: MOOCs don’t always lead to formal qualifications, but they do mean students can gain knowledge in all sorts of areas – whether they want to support your career or are exploring personal interests.


Links to Local Universities and Industry: St Joseph’s has established links with all local universities. These support students with employability skills, preparation for interview and applications and help students to make informed choices.


There will be may other opportunities throughout the year offered which we will encourage students to become involved with.