Participation inside and outside of lessons ensures that students are engaging in and developing their learning. Lessons are designed to include a range of activities to ensure that students are fully joining in throughout; this includes independent and pair work, whole class discussions and group work alongside periods of silent working to ensure that there is a clear focus on practising and applying knowledge. Teachers will use a variety of questioning techniques to also ensure every student is contributing to learning.
Our Holyrood Way is also about encouraging students to make the most of opportunities outside of the classroom. We offer a wide menu of lunchtime and after school clubs for students to select from please click here for the latest extra-curricular club list.
Students are also given the opportunity to ‘join in’ in the wider community of the school and can opt to volunteer as student guides, student buddies, sport captains and tutor group representatives. As students progress throughout their journey at the academy our older students are able to run to be elected as prefects, and in sixth form, as part of student senior leadership team.