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The enrichment programme is designed to complement and extend academic studies. It provides opportunities for students to demonstrate qualities and develop skills that will prepare them for their next steps. It consists of a range of accredited qualifications which can enhance university applications as well as allowing students to tailor their academic and personal profiles.

Universities and employers often use personal statements to differentiate between applicants and view this wider engagement with learning very positively. Coupled with good grades at BTEC and A’ level, the right enrichment course distinguishes individuals from the crowd and shows future employers what type of person they really are.

Student opportunities include:

  • Extended Project
  • Community/Higher Sports Leaders Award
  • Sports teams
  • Internships
  • Paired reading with younger students
  • Numeracy and Literacy Buddies
  • British Sign Language short course
  • First aid course
  • Music groups


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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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