The importance of extra-curricular activities in promoting high academic achievement

In his blog, 16/12/12, ASCL President, Mike Griffiths talks about his visit to a HMC school, Ratcliffe College.

Had a smashing visit to Ratcliffe College in Leicestershire this week. The head – Gareth Lloyd – had picked up on my articles re the importance of extra-curricular activities in promoting high academic achievement – something he too believes in passionately. We had an interesting discussion about ways in which we might work together in the future – involving teacher training and development. I think that the maintained and independent sectors should find ways in which to co-operate.