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Inspiring a love of learning

“Inspiring a love of learning”

‘The lessons and the teachers are really good and I’ve made so many more friends since starting the sixth form’ Emily, Year 12

‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

Wellbeing

This course forms part of a coordinated programme in Years 7 to 11. The programme will be delivered on specialist days supported by the co-ordinator, Year Leader, a Sex and Relationship team and the NHS School Nurse.

A variety of methods are used in teaching the Wellbeing course including group and class discussion, role-plays, individual work and teacher information sessions and presentations. Information Technology is an integral part of the students’ learning. A variety of external agencies support the programme where appropriate to provide relevant and accurate information.

The course incorporates the national framework for Personal, Social, Health Education and the statutory provision for Citizenship, Work-related Learning and Enterprise. It helps young people embrace change, feel positive about who they are and enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. This course makes a major contribution to the promotion of personal development.

The aims of the course are:

  •  to promote a healthy lifestyle
  •  to provide opportunities to explore and clarify attitudes and values
  •  to enhance communication and social skills necessary to develop and maintain relationships
  •  to help students prepare themselves effectively for adult and working life
  •  to increase student understanding of themselves as individuals and their rights and responsibilities as a citizen
  •  to help students develop knowledge and understanding of the 'World of Work' and the enterprise culture
  •  to enable students to make informed choices in relation to further and higher education, career opportunities and lifestyle post 16
  •  to develop an understanding of financial capabilities

Issues included in the course are positive relationships, understanding themselves and the diversity of the world, the role of the family, contraception, sexually-transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, understanding risk and the law with respect to young people. Appropriate links with drugs and alcohol education are included in the course.

 

 

 

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