Learning for Life and Work, Citizenship and PSHE

Mission

 ‘To inspire and encourage learners to develop socially, morally, culturally, spiritually and academically to be effective contributors to society, economy and the environment.  In summary, to be fully aware of real life issues personally, in wider society and in the workplace.’

 

Our departmental value is that everyone is a life-long learner regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, religion and social background.  Our ethos is linked to the whole school ethos of mutual respect and understanding.

 


Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 all our pupils have a discrete Citizenship period on their timetable and PSHE issues are covered during time in form class with their form tutors.

Local and Global Citizenship

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Human Rights
  • Social Responsibility
  • Equality
  • Social Justice
  • Democracy
  • Active Participation

Personal Social and Health Education (including Relationship and Sexuality Education)

  • Health and the Whole Person
  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Managing influences and Making Decisions
  • Self Concept
  • Managing Change
  • Morals, Values and Beliefs
  • Learning about Learning
  • Safety and Managing Risk
  • Drug Awareness

Here are what some of our first year think about what they are studying in LLW:

I like our discussions and debates in Citizenship.  It is great to hear other people’s opinions on certain issues.
Sarah-Jane Purdy

I like the way we learn in Citizenship.  There are so many different activities.
Tori Melville

I like the topics and the debates in class.  It is lots of fun.  The teacher is really funny and nice.
Madison Cosby

I enjoy Citizenship because of the debates.  I liked learning about identity and certain groups using murals.
Quade Magee

I enjoyed the topic on diversity and what it means to be British or Irish.
ConnorLee Hughes

I love the topics in Citizenship.  It is a really interesting class.
Brooke Bowman


Key Stage 4

There are two pathways at Key Stage 4, click on the graphic below for more detail:

No matter which pathway is taken LLW at Key stage 4 opens up the following careers and helps to develop the skills shown below:

Careers

  • Red Cross/Crescent
  • Tax inspectors
  • Military
  • Politician
  • Human resources
  • Nursing
  • Youth work
  • Social Services
  • Amnesty International
  • Fire Service
  • Outdoor education officer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Civil Service
  • UN Human Rights Commission
    And many more!!!
Skills

  • Self-management
  • Self-awareness
  • Communication – verbal and written
  • Debating your points of view
  • Data analysis and evaluative skills
  • ICT – research and presentation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Working independently and as part of a team
  • Leadership
  • And many more!!!

Useful Links

E-safety – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Human rights – https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/childrens-human-rights

Promoting rights of children – http://ccea.org.uk/UNCRCResourceHub

Healthy Lifestyles – https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zkdqhyc

Personal identity – https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zm6pb9q

Relationships – https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zpsv9j6


Head of Department

My Vision – is ‘to create, maintain, lead and develop a department whereby all pupils regardless of ability have the opportunity to reach their full potential and whereby staff feel valued and their opinions are taken into account.’
Mr Coey