Melior’s enrichment focus is to provide opportunities for students to develop lifelong interests whilst acquiring important social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. This time can also be used to provide support for the academic challenges faced by students each day in school.
Through developing the aforementioned skills students will improve their self-esteem while developing higher aspirations in both current academic situations and in pursuing long term careers.
The provision of our enrichment varies through clubs and activities that encourage our students to pursue special interests such as music, sport and artistic performance.
We offer a range of after school clubs which are open to all pupils. Our performing arts and stage production club is extremely popular and produces two school productions each year. We have a STEM club, a wide range of sports clubs and activities before and after school, a sewing club and a creative writing group.
The Eco-Committee was established in October 2020, and is headed up by Miss Mayo, Teacher of Geography, but very much driven by our keen committee members from a range of year groups. Here at Melior, we aim to create a generation of young people who are socially and environmentally responsible, and we have been impressed with our pupils’ response.
Our two main foci from the outset were to achieve Green Flag status as an eco-school, and to go plastic-free.
We have introduced plastic-free Fridays, and every pupil in school has a reusable water bottle which has gone a long way to tackling our goals for a plastic-free life! We also hold regular assemblies on recycling and other topical environmental issues, in addition to keeping the wider school community informed through our Eco noticeboard.
Junior Leadership Team
The Melior Academy Junior Leadership Team provides an opportunity for pupils to have their views heard and influence decisions made which impact upon them, their education and their community. They form an integral part of the communication between their peers and the Academy leadership team, allowing them to express and represent the views of each and every pupil. In addition, JLT representatives are empowered to take a leading role in organising a number of events throughout the academic year such as:
- Fundraising for The Children’s Air Ambulance (The chosen charity for Delta Academies Trust)
- Additional fundraising for community projects
- Listening & recording students’ views and sharing these at meetings
- Feeding back to the wider Academy progress from council meetings
- Supporting and being involved in assemblies and presentations for pupils
- Representing pupils as part of the interview panel for teacher & support staff recruitment
- Representing the Academy at local events