Genius Time at Avenue Primary Academy allows children to engage in enrichment activities where they are encouraged to learn new talents, develop existing hobbies and challenge themselves by trying new activities. It is a chance for all children to develop their resilience, creativity, and confidence, whilst maintaining positive relationships. We provide children with a range of activities that go beyond the National Curriculum and which they may not have access to outside of school.
Genius Time is key to instilling life skills that are not taught through the National Curriculum. We use Genius Time to explicitly teach children the Avenue Values of Pride, Perseverance, Respect, Resilience, Teamwork and Equality whilst gaining experience of potential new hobbies and interests.
Genius Time is planned by individual teachers and is based on skills that are not covered in our National Curriculum. Each activity is based around the Avenue Values, which are demonstrated and evaluated against each week.
As a result of our Genius Time activities, pupils across the school develop a wide range of interests and passions. All pupils develop knowledge and understanding of the Avenue Values and the skills they will need to embed these values into their own lives as they progress throughout school and beyond. Genius Time is monitored through planning checks, sketchbook looks, pupil voice and staff surveys to ensure that we are providing a range of enrichment activities that are well delivered.