PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH EDUCATION AND CITIZENSHIP
at The Sixth Form @ Southmoor Academy:
To provide: ‘broad and balanced curriculum that promotes their good behaviour and safety and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development’. To facilitate students ‘pursue excellence’ and develop skills that ensure’ learners are confident and conduct themselves well’.
We strive to nurture thoughtful, caring and respectful citizens who take responsibility for keeping themselves safe and healthy and contribute to wider society and life of Britain and the world.
- To reflect the aims and aspirations of the School, especially in promoting the spiritual, moral and cultural development of the student.
- To develop values, attitudes, skills and understanding through a comprehensively planned programme.
- To help students make informed choices regarding future life skills and careers through detailed and individual advice and guidance.
- To help students develop a healthy, safe lifestyle and to think about the risks when making decisions about personal health, and the consequences of such decisions.
- To help students develop their ability to handle relationships and the importance of showing respect and acting responsibly when dealing with other people.
- To encourage participation and cooperation in a variety of school and community activities and projects, including an awareness of global issues.
- To encourage students to share views on topical, political social and moral issues in class discussion and debates
The Sixth Form Team:
Mrs L Bagshaw – Director of Sixth Form
Ms C Zakaidze – Pastoral Leader
Mr N Carter – Pastoral Support Worker
Miss C Ungley – Raising Aspirations & OxNet Co-ordinator
Miss A Penman – Sixth Form Administrator
Mrs H Maven – KS5 Pastoral Support
Mr T Middleton – KS5 Pastoral Support
What we do:
A wide variety of teaching methods are used which include:
- Independent working and research.
- Group Discussion – All are encouraged to contribute. This may be in paired work, small groups and at times whole class discussion, and debates. Ground rules for discussion will need to be established.
- Problem solving – this allows the group to evaluate information, consider alternative strategies and the implications of various solutions.
- Role Play – This enables the individual to consider the feelings and attitudes of others.
- Quizzes – A good way to impart information without any element of a test.
- Visual Aids – videos, DVD’s, posters. Powerpoint presentations will be available on the school website
- ICT – It is possible for students to have access to the computer room and their own devices.
- Outside Speakers:
- Visitors will include, for example: Supported Progression, Realising Opportunities, University Outreach, Barclays Bank, Sexual Health Advisor, Sutton Trust, OxNet Speakers.
- Students will seek opportunities to serve the wider community through charitable organisations and individual projects.