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Sir Harry Smith

Sir Harry Smith Community College

  • Skills for Life

     

    Aims

    The college believes that the personal development of young people is essential to their health, safety, understanding of relationships and society, and achievement as individuals within society. As such, Skills for Life lessons aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge that will help them to become well rounded individuals, well equipped for life in modern society.

    Years 7 - 11

    The curriculum covers the statutory requirements as set out in the statutory Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2020 which is available to view under the government website at the following link:

    Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education guidance (publishing.service.gov.uk)

    At the college we aim to be as transparent as possible with parents/carers, students and staff as we know that by working together, we will give students the best opportunities to take their place in modern society and achieve their full potential in life. To this end we welcome feedback from all stakeholders on the Skills for Life curriculum. Letters have been sent out to all parents/carers, students and staff to consult on the Skills for Life (PSHE) curriculum, copies of which can be seen at the bottom of the page.

    The scheme of work for Year 7 to 11 is available at the following link:

    Skills for life scheme of work

    Whilst the lessons ideas for staff to teach if they wish are available at the link below, though staff do not have to use these lessons, and can also adapt them as they wish:

    Lesson Resources

    Sixth Form

    Skills for Life lessons in the Sixth Form are seen as an integral support to students’ studies and future options along with looking at career and lifestyle choices more tailored towards older students. In Year 12 they will examine study skills more specific to Sixth Form and beyond, look at Post- 16 options with time built in to go through UCAS applications, examining apprenticeships and how to apply for jobs. They will also have the chance to examine a range of topics such as costs of living, driving and associated issues, current issues in society with older teens, finance, benefits and rights. In Year 13, students will have the opportunity for further tailored sessions to.

    Then as individuals with a special emphasis on Post 18 choices. Again, the overall aim is to produce well rounded individuals who will be successful members of society.

    Additional Information

    Our programme is based upon the statutory Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2020. Our existing RSE policy is available to view below.

    This is currently being updated to better reflect the most up-to-date information and guidance along with the statutory changes, and a draft of the current policy can be seen here:

    RSE Draft Policy