PSHEE, Citizenship and Careers Education

Through PSHEE & Citizenship lessons, students are encouraged and supported to develop into self-aware decision makers able to sustain independent, responsible and fulfilled lives. Through discussion and participation they will be equipped with the skills to consider how they might make effective contributions to the communities in which they live. Our aim is to build self esteem and a feeling of personal worth, encouraging students to look after themselves and respect others. We aim to equip all students with the skills to enable them to ‘learn to learn’ and understand the responsibilities of being a citizen, parent, consumer and employee. Students are encouraged to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate. Students learn about rights and responsibilities, duties and freedoms, laws, justice and democracy. Students are encouraged to become active participants and understand the basis of ethical decision making and the importance of having moral courage.

Careers education forms part of the curriculum for all students. It is structured to enable students to learn about themselves, their abilities, their strengths and weaknesses and to support them in making informed decisions regarding their own future. All students will have access to impartial advice and guidance to help them to make well informed decisions when choosing Key Stage 4 options and post 16 courses. Students will have the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience during Key Stage 4.