Citizenship and PSHE

 
 
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  • Citizenship
    Team Members

    All form tutors teach Citizenship & PSHE and contribute to the resources and ideas. The Citizenship subject is managed and overseen by Dr. Emma Williams and PSHE Lead Teacher is Miss R Bourne.

    Some themes are also delivered by external organisations such as theatre companies and youth organisations.

    Mission statement

    Citizenship: To expose all students to the most important ideas, issues and legalities that will affect them during their lives.

    PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which our students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

    Aims and Objectives

     

    In our Citizenship lessons and activities we aim to:

    - Encourage students to engage in debate and take an active

    role in society.

    - Develop students’ political literacy so that they can take an active role in society and make informed decisions in the future.

    - Foster respect, empathy and understanding for other people both within the UK and beyond it.

     

    In our PSHE lessons and activities we aim to:

    -          Prepare students to engage and build positive relationships with family, friends and society.

    -          Encourage students to understand and have the confidence to make informed decisions relating to relationships, healthy lifestyles, staying safe and economic well being

    Foster respect, empathy and understanding for other people

     

    Celebration of success (achievements) Mock Magistrates Trial competition for PHA students in Year 9: we have been overall winners in the local round once and come third once. Best individual was won by Matthew Hill in 2014 as Best Lawyer and by Ashley Williams in 2011 as Best Magistrate             
    Range of Opportunities

    Good Citizens programme – encouraging students to look out for each other and report concerns, including bullying.

    Peer Mentoring Scheme – students have the opportunity to train as peer supporters and provide guidance for younger students.

    Facilities PSHE is resourced by staff across the school. All lessons are supported by presentations, film clips and extension work provided by an ever-increasing number of staff members. Lessons are taught in form groups and are an opportunity for tutors to develop their relationship with their form.                   
  • Y7: Behaviour; friendship; bullying; bereavement; human rights; conflict; racism; what it means to be British; healthy living; commumities; local council; the basics of British elections.

    Y8: law and order; the media; education; child labour; child soldiers; prejudice and discrimination; young carers; internet safety; peer pressure; eating disorders; first aid basics.

    Y9: human rights in conflict; the United Nations; the European Union; careers and option choices; alcohol; smoking; illegal drugs; sex education.

  • Y10: democracy; voting; freedom of speech; consumer rights; relationships; arranged marriages; diverse families, immigration, travellers and gypsies; mental health; counselling; work experience; homophobia.

    Y11: college applications; writing a CV; National Record of Achievement; mock result analysis; study skills; 

     

  • Enrichment programme

    Peer Productions plays present challenging issues such as teenage pregnancy, eating disorders and homophobia.

    Mock Magistrates Trial competition for PHA students in Year 9 offers an exciting and challenging way to study the legal system and the workings of the court in greater detail.

    Useful Web links What is Citizenship?http://www.teaching
    citizenship.org.uk/about-citizenship

    What is PHSE?

    www.pshe-association.org.uk
    www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11

    On Citizenship in general:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk
    /schools/websites/11_16/site/
    citizenship.shtml

    For more on the Mock Magistrates competition see

    http://www.citizenshipfoun
    dation.org.uk/main/comps.php?176

 

 

 

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