Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education is regarded as an important subject for all students to assist their personal development and skills. It is intrinsic in all subjects across the curriculum but specific time is given during Progress Tutor and customised learning days.
The objectives for the programme are as follows:
To ensure students make an easy transition from KS4 to KS5 study through a comprehensive induction process which includes a study skills programme in order to help students organise their independent study time and learning resources;
To help students grow in self-esteem and confidence and develop an understanding of how to maximise and sustain their own health and well-being;
To provide relevant information on finance in preparation for independent living and life in the future;
To stimulate debate on religion, social and ethical issues which prepare students for their roles as citizens in the wider community.
The Learning Days are termly and and will include a variety of topics, some of which will be covered through small groups, workshops or lectures led by visitors. The broad programmes of study will include:
- Life Skills
- Finance & Careers
- Healthy Eating & Wellbeing
- Higher Education & Employment
Workshops on topics such as sexual health, personal finance, employment law, gap years, driver safety and political awareness will be included in the programme, as well as a specific careers focus which will be a recurring theme throughout the academic year.