School clubs

(19 Posts)
Enko Tue 28-Jan-20 18:37:42

My dd1 is in her 3rd year as a primary school teacher so come September will be in her first job. Today we were discussing school clubs and how many are run by teachers plus what type she might want to run l. Made us wonder what sort if clubs are out there l. So what clubs are happening ar your school and when? (Before after during school time)

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BubblesBuddy Wed 29-Jan-20 08:27:49

Sports clubs mostly. Run by a mix of teachers and parents. I’ve also seen craft clubs, art clubs, French club, choir, dance and cookery. If a teacher wants to run a club, schools rarely say no but it’s hard work!

BlueChampagne Wed 29-Jan-20 13:00:35

Most of the after school clubs run at DS2's primary are run by external organisers, not teachers. Teachers work hard enough as it is! However there are weekly golden mornings which are mostly teacher-led.

Sleepthiefismyfavourite Wed 29-Jan-20 13:01:58

Sewing club, homework club and art club at my school

Aroundtheworldin80moves Wed 29-Jan-20 13:06:10

One DD currently does history and Zumba. Other has craft, multi skills and craft. Most clubs are at lunch time.

At previous schools they have done sewing, origami, choir, cooking, drawing, theatre. DD1 wants to do STEAM next year.

MollysMummy2010 Wed 29-Jan-20 13:14:47

Teacher run - orchestra & choir. Rest are outsourced.

Ilovewillow Wed 29-Jan-20 13:22:02

Our infant school only run music and some sport (outsourced), but our Junior school (completely separate entity) run loads some outsourced but many Teacher led:
cricket/football/rugby/netball/hockey/athletics (seasonal)
book club

Music comprising orchestra, bands but these are within the school day
Hope that helps!


Whybirdwhy Wed 29-Jan-20 13:22:08

They have a gardening club at my school, they plant veg and flowers in raised beds, the kids love it. Also dance, sports, cookery, french and choir.

Stravapalava Wed 29-Jan-20 13:28:43

During lunchtimes & run by TAs / teachers:

Gardening club
Colouring club
Craft club

After school, run externally:


They also have a music teacher come in to teach piano, violin & guitar.

Pud2 Wed 29-Jan-20 15:17:49

It’s highly unlikely that she will have time to run an after-school club, particularly as an NQT. Most clubs are run by TAs or outside providers.

APurpleSquirrel Wed 29-Jan-20 17:40:46

DD's primary school have several sports clubs, but also a Construction Club (Lego etc) run by parents & currently a Logic games & Puzzles club run by teachers. Before Christmas there was a Christmas Craft club.
But this is a tiny village primary.

Lipperfromchipper Wed 29-Jan-20 17:46:46

I’m in Ireland and we don’t have Afterschool is all done within school time!!

spanieleyes Wed 29-Jan-20 19:20:13

We currently have
Football club
Rugby club
Netball club
multi sport clubs ( KS1 and KS2)
film club
colouring club
lego club
sewing club
and taekwondo.
The last two are paid for, the rest are free and run by teachers.

GetTheGoodLookingGuy Thu 30-Jan-20 07:11:54

After school:

Football (both external and training for the school football team)
Board games
Dance (external - paid for)

We also have choir at lunchtimes, and just breakfast club before school. I think an afterschool SATs club for Y6 is starting soon.

BottleOfJameson Thu 30-Jan-20 07:29:33

Lego, football, computers, French, art, tap dancing (external), chess. Debating, puzzles,

Enko Thu 30-Jan-20 09:15:00

Thank you everyone. Depends on each school u find ad to who and how the clubs are sorted

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Lxx16 Thu 30-Jan-20 09:23:36

At the minute we have; dodgeball (ks2), football (4-6), CPR (5&6), band, choir (1-6), gymnastics (r-2), mindfulness (1-3), art club (3-6), football (1-3), athletics (r-2), drama (4-6), lacrosse skills (3-6), lacrosse team (10 selected children form y5&6), swimming (3-6) and netball (3-6).

We've also done judo, rugby, cricket, Lego club, photography, authors club, cookery, science, change4life, cross-country and loads more! Majority of our clubs rotate year groups too so last term ks2 did gym and will do again in the summer etc. We have a mix of external providers but all teachers are expected to do one a week.

Ciwirocks Thu 30-Jan-20 12:34:31

The teacher run clubs in my children’s school are choir, Lego, laughter club and comic club

Paddington68 Thu 30-Jan-20 13:26:55

Board games
Spy Club

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