Lifeskills & Citizenship
Curriculum Leader: Mrs K Blake (KS3 and KS4) Miss J Coe and Mr J Green (KS5)
The Lifeskills (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum is an integrated programme which gives students many of the skills, strategies and knowledge to prepare them for life in modern democratic Britain and beyond. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, now forms part of the National Curriculum as of September 2020 and our policy can be found here. There are key threads that run through all elements of the programmes to ensure a regular focus on aspects of British Values, anti-bullying work; online-safety; mental health and wellbeing, relationships and preparation for the wider world.
The Lifeskills curriculum plan for KS3 and KS4 can be found here.
Key Stage 5
In Year 12 and 13 a programme of Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education takes place which is tailored to meet the various needs of the students as they move towards Higher Education or employment with training. This also includes aspects of preparing for independent living; a range of external speakers delivering input on topics such as driver safety; Citizenship units as well as our statutory RE content. Students are prepared for University, Apprenticeships and other career opportunities. There is a focus on mental and physical wellbeing and preparing them for life in 'Modern Democratic Britain'. Students also work towards completing specific tasks as part of their personal development log to ensure that when they leave us our students are well rounded and respectful individuals who are ready for the wider world and the work place.