PD - Morning Enrichment

Morning enrichment is delivered during form time at the start of the school by form tutors.

The timetable below outlines what is covered each day


Personal Development

Through our subject, we believe in educating the whole child and are committed to nurturing personal development and creating forward thinking and responsible citizens. We are committed to ensuring that all OCA students in both KS3 and KS4 understand and respect the ever-changing multi-cultural and multi-faith nature of the community of Great Britain through study underpinned by the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. We have an exciting and thorough Personal Development curriculum that covers key elements of PSHE, RSE, Citizenship and CEIAG.

Each year group has a themed assembly each week led by a member of staff, a visitor or even the pupils! The theme corresponds to a relevant event in the calendar or commemoration; all themes are connected to the WOW word.

The current timetable for the assemblies is below. Please note this is subject to change.

Cultural Capital is defined as the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a student will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.

The cultural capital topic is dictated by current events; it could be linked to the petrol crisis, refugee awareness, the budget and black Friday.

During literacy sessions, students will participate in different games and activities that promote literacy. In addition, The Family Talking Point will be presented by form tutors to encourage meaningful conversation.


Years 7-10 have the following form reading books that they read in class with their form tutor using the shared reading model. A few minutes of this time may be spent discussing attendance issues.

  • Year 7 – Norse Mythology 
  • Year 8 – Can You See Me? 
  • Year 9 – Ketchup Clouds 
  • Year 10 – The Hate U Give 
  • Year 11 – Various News Articles 

Personal Development and Core Values in Form Reading

  • Bookshelves of reading books are available in every classroom for Years 7, 8 and 9 to read whenever possible.
  • Reading is high profile across the Academy and special events are celebrated, i.e. National Poetry Day and World Book Day. 
  • The reading of authentic and challenging texts and reading aloud are part of all our students lessons, in all of their subjects, every day.
  • Designated Reading Weeks are in place as an opportunity for all curricular areas to give our students further opportunities for wider reading read around their subject.