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Northfleet Technology College

Enrichment

School life is about much more than academic success.

We encourage our students to try new things, explore new places, learn new skills and experience a real challenge. Visiting a new country, joining a new club or team, or being part of the school production is a great way to form strong friendships, develop their unique strengths and passions and be prepared for life beyond NTC.

Our unrivalled enrichment programme includes a whole host of clubs and activities which take place beyond the classroom. Whether on the basketball court, in the science lab or performing on stage, there is something to capture the interest of every student.    

The wide range of clubs and trips provided by the school is appreciated by pupils. Pupils want to achieve their best and they are keen to attend the many extra lessons provided by teachers after school and at the weekend. Pupils like coming to school and this is reflected in their good levels of attendance. Ofsted, 2012

We invite professionals into school to run innovative programmes and initiatives. For example, select students have been working with Formula 1 to design and build a race car as part of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) offer.

Beyond the school gates, we organise an exciting range of trips to museums, art galleries, concerts, plays and sporting events to complement students’ studies and offer real-life learning experiences; and we are constantly looking for opportunities to expand these further. Where possible, we also run residential trips abroad to countries such as Austria, France, Belgium, Spain, USA and South Africa. 

What else is on offer?

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally and internationally recognised award, favoured by universities and employers alike.

When students reach Year 9, they have the chance to take part in the Bronze Award. It is a life changing experience where students can push their boundaries, discover new interests, gain new skills and enhance their CVs and university applications; all whilst having fun with friends and growing as individuals, building confidence, independence, responsibility, dedication and commitment.

Students achieve their Bronze Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  1. Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  2. Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  3. Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  4. Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

Leadership Roles

At NTC we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to take on positions of responsibility.

Leadership skills are developed, skills and talents are shared, and students become active and responsible citizens who are inspired to go beyond and make a difference. Leadership roles include:

  • School Council
  • Subject Ambassadors
  • Sports Leaders
  • Sports Captains
  • Peer Mentoring.

Community and Charity

Students and staff at the school devote time and energy to supporting local, national and international communities through a range of initiatives.

There has been a long tradition of charity fundraising at the school, led by the students themselves and supported by staff. Through community days, charity days, cake sales and events such our infamous carpool karaoke, our boys raise money to help charities.

Our Sixth Form students also make a commitment to volunteer within the local community through their Professional Qualification of Leadership & Innovation (PQLI) Programme.