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Sir Christopher Hatton

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Lifeskills & Citizenship

Curriculum Leader: Mrs K Gunn

gunnk@hattonacademy.org.uk

The Lifeskills (PSHE) and Citizenship Curriculum is an integrated programme which gives students many of the skills, strategies and knowledge to prepare them for life in modern democratic Britain and beyond.  Wellbeing for physical and mental health is integrated into the programme across all Key Stages as well as on skills for work.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Details:  

In Year 7 students follow a Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education Programme (Lifeskills) which covers the following areas: transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3; family, friends, feelings and relationships. They study Citizenship units on Human Rights; Improving the Environment and the Significance of the Media. They also cover units of work on puberty, bodily changes, healthy eating and other units on spending and saving money.  

Students will learn about the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the Monarch, the operation of parliament, including voting and elections and the role of political parties and the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom. 

During the course of Year 8 students follow a Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education Programme (Lifeskills) which covers the following areas: Rights, responsibilities and laws; crime, punishment and civic duty; human rights; drugs, medicines and alcohol. They also cover equality and diversity; being a young consumer and financial planning. Later units include introductions to careers, education and a Citizenship unit on Leisure and Sport in the Local Community.

As part of the Citizenship programme, students lean about the importance of the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities. They also learn about the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Details:

During the course of Year 9 students follow a Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education Programme which covers the following areas: Careers, work related learning and financial education;  Relationships and Sex Education; Citizenship; Personal Safety; Lifestyle and Health; Personal and Emotional Development; Government, Elections and Voting and an Active Citizenship project.

During the course of Year 10 Students follow a Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education Programme which covers the following areas: Careers and Work Related Learning; Citizenship, Financial and Economic Education; Family and Society; Rights and Responsibilities; Personal and Family Relationships, (including Relationships and Sex Education) and Government and Society. In addition there are key threads that run through all elements of the programmes to ensure a regular focus on aspects of anti-bullying work; cyber-safety; mental health and well-being and preparation for life in modern, democratic Britain.

During the course of Year 11 Students follow a Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education Programme which will cover the following areas: Careers and Work Related Learning; Citizenship, Financial Development; Family and Society; Rights and Responsibilities; Personal and Family Relationships, Relationships and Sex Education and Government and Society. In addition there are key threads that run through all elements of the programmes to ensure a regular focus on aspects of anti-bullying work; cyber-safety; mental health and well-being and preparation for life in modern, democratic Britain.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum Details:

In Year 12 and 13 a programme of Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education takes place which is tailored to meet the various needs of the students as they move towards Higher Education or employment with training. This also includes aspects of preparing for independent living; a range of external speakers delivering input on topics such as driver safety; Citizenship units.  Students are prepared for University, Apprenticeships and other career opportunities.  There is a focus on mental and physical wellbeing and preparing them for life in 'Modern Democratic Britain'.