Day-to-day life at The Swan School will be different to the norm. We will have a longer school day (except on Fridays), so that students can be taught a wider range of content and have more contact time with teachers. A longer day will mean there is time for two hours of so-called ‘electives’ every week. Electives are timetabled slots in which students choose from a range of enriching activities alongside the main curriculum – we call them co-curricular. They are set to include specialised sport, music, drama, lectures and volunteering. They are a chance for students to explore existing passions and to discover new ones. Some independent study will also becompleted at the end of the school day in a supervised study session, to get the balance right between work at school and supporting family time in the home. Another distinctive feature of life at the school will be lunchtimes. Students and staff will sit and eat a prepared meal together every day to promote healthy eating, caring for others, maturity and conversation skills. This communal approach will help students to engage in discussions with confidence and develop consideration for others. Breakfast and healthy snacks at break will also be available.