Educational Visits and Visitors
At Southmere we try and bring learning to life wherever possible. Throughout the academic year, pupils are provided with many opportunities to deepen their understanding through a range of inspiring visitors to the academy and visits outside of the academy. We call this the Essential Experiences.
Essential Experiences are a great way for children to embed and remember their learning as well as helping them draw upon prior knowledge to access these new experiences. We understand that Educational Visits can cause a financial burden to families, therefore we ask for a maximum donation of £15 per visit each academic year to a maximum of £45 a year. A payment scheme is set up in school to allow families to make small contributions throughout the year. We want to make sure every child can attend every experience we offer, so please speak to a member of staff if you need support with payments.
Each class has record book of the Essential Experiences that they have had this year. These books will be shared at the Celebration Assemblies each half term.