You’ll probably hear teachers use the words ‘wider achievement’. This means everything that children learn from hobbies, interests, volunteering, part-time jobs and so on. The skills they gain from these are important for young people for life, and also for their future college, university and job applications. These skills are valued by employers and are an important part of your child’s learning and development.

This Nutshell explains what wider achievement means so you can support your child at home and understand what’s offered at school.