1) DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW STATEMENT
“The extensive curriculum coverage in the PSHE department results in students gaining a good understanding of the PSHE and citizenship topics studied. The wide range of national and international outreach, and enrichment activities are of direct benefit to the quality of experience the students receive; enabling students to be very well prepared for the next stage in their lives”. This quote comes from a recent external review carried out on the department.
2) PROGRAMMES OF STUDY – click on the image below:-
The department regularly organises guest speakers and runs an annual trip to the Houses of Parliament. Your child will be encouraged to take an active role in fundraising for a local charity as part of the school’s encouragement of active citizenship within the local community. These usually involve the students taking part in research and then presenting to an audience. In the past, these have included presentation to an audience of global education ministers, a room filled with press and a conference of teachers. Opportunities for these projects arise throughout the year and students are informed about them during lessons. Work on these projects always takes place outside of lessons.
4) HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD
To support your child, you can encourage them to talk about local issues, political news stories and recent topics. Ask them to apply their knowledge to these situations. In KS3, we always set homework. Taking an interest in, and ensuring your child completes, their homework, makes a huge difference.
For further information, contact: Alistair Hind, email@example.com