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Personal Development: Key Stage 5

Students in Years 12 and 13 continue with a diverse range of opportunities, including visiting speakers, workshops, assemblies and discussions.  These are organised based on what is most relevant to address the needs of the students.  We aim to ensure students have the information they need to make informed choices regarding economic well-being, careers and relationships. We promote good physical and mental health and ensure students know where to go for advice and support. 

Although there is no specific time for personal development built into the weekly timetable, the Sixth Form team work hard to plan and implement activities that develop students’ understanding of how to keep safe and how to plan for the future. 

Date

Activity

Intended outcome

Autumn term

UCAS sessions for all year 13 students

Students will:

  • Receive IAG about university the process
  • Apply for university before the required deadlines

 

 

Trip to Olympia to What career/what university live?

Students will understand:

  • The different post 18 options available to them
  • The different types of sectors that deliver apprenticeships
  • The different courses available at university and the entry requirements needed
  • Attend workshops on applying for universities or apprenticeships
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WOW Wednesday – Social Work

Students will gain an understanding of:

  • Progression into social care
  • Different job roles within social care
  • The life of a social worker working with children & families

 

 

Careers programme with the MoD

Students will:

  • Understand the different careers available within the MoD
  • Take part in a series of twilight sessions that run through potential scenarios
  • Develop different skills needed for the world of work.

 

 

Talk by a Holocaust Survivor

Students will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of why Jews were targeted
  • What it was like to be a Jew during the war.

 

 

Epic Risk Management

Students will:

  • Gain an understanding or the risks of gambling and on-line gambling

 

 

WOW Wednesday - medicine

Students will:

  • Understand the routes into medicine
  • Find out about the life of a consultant

 

 

Presentation delivered by CASUS

Students will understand:

  • The different risks associated with drug and alcohol misuse
  • How they can access help and support if they have concerns

 

 

WOW Wednesday – Journalism

Students will:

  • Understand the routes into journalism
  • Career opportunities in journalism
  • The life of a journalist

 

 

 

 

Spring term

Ongoing apprenticeship focus for year 13’s not going to university or applying for both

Students will:

  • Have an opportunity to research apprenticeships
  • Produce a CV
  • Prepare for mock interviews 

 

 

Balloon debate

 

 

 

Students will take part in a balloon debate in preparation for a bigger debate

 

WOW Wednesday - Zoology

Students will:

  • Understand possible routes into zoology
  • Find out what zoology is
  • Career opportunities in zoology

 

 

 

Mini debate:

Tutor debate: Should drugs be legalised?

Students will:

  • Carry out research into drugs so they can make an informed choice as to whether they are for or against
  • Take part in a debate, either as part of the panel or in the audience within tutor groups

 

 

Motivational hour with Kamal Hyman

Students will understand:

  • How to create a ‘brand’ and how work to awards achieving their goals.

 

 

 

The Boobettes

Raise awareness of the importance of checking ‘boobs and pecs’ in a fun and engaging way

 

 

Euthanasia debate: Should euthanasia be legalised?

Students will:

  • Carry out research into euthanasia so they can make an informed choice as to whether they are for or against
  • Take part in a debate, either as part of the panel or in the audience

 

 

Talk by the blood transfusion service

Students will:

  • Raise of awareness of the importance of blood donations
  • Find out how to become a blood donor?
  • Have the opportunity to sign up to be a blood donor

 

 

Drive IQ

Students will:

  • Understand the potential dangers associated with driving
  • Complete online modules to help students develop their understanding of driving

 

Summer Term

 

 

 

 

UCAS exhibition at Anglia Ruskin University

Students will:

  • Opportunity to talk to admission tutors and students from a wider range of universities
  • Understand the different courses on offer to them

 

 

Careers Fair

Students will:

  • Have the opportunity to talk to a wide range of employers
  • Have the opportunity to make links with specific employers

 

Lincoln University Open Day for year 12

Students will

  • Understand about university life
  • Be able to ask questions about courses on offer

 

 

 

UCAS day

Students will:

  • Understand the process for applying to university
  • Understand how to write the personal statement
  • Be able to ask questions to key note speakers
  • Begin to draft personal statements

 

 

Health Day

Students have the opportunity to attend workshops possibly on the following:

  • Personal safety: getting home safely, what is consent
  • What is abuse and where to get help
  • Legal consequences of sexting
  • Using social media safely
  • CPFT
  • Basic first aid
  • Relaxation
  • Personal safety – self defence

 

 

Key Documents for RSE- General

Young People, Relationships and Sex – The New Norms https://www.ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/young-people-sex-relationships_Aug2014.pdf

Shhh….No Talking – LGBTQ Inclusive RSE in the UK http://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/Files/Campaign/SRE%20Report%202016%20final.pdf

Key Links for Healthy Relationships

DoSRE you can download some PowerPoints to help discuss issues around relationships with your child -http://www.dosreforschools.com/resources-for-teachers/in-the-classroom-lesson-guidance/

Teachers Guide to Teenage Relationship Abuse also useful for parents to help to spot the signs of relationship abuse in your child. http://www.actonitnow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Teen-Abuse-Teachers-Guide.pdf

Key Links for Consent

Disrespect Nobody Campaign – Section on Consent- there are lots more https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/consent/what-is-consent/

 

Key Links for Media and Peer Influence

Ditch the Label https://www.facebook.com/DitchtheLabel/videos/10154097367221008/

Disrespect Nobody Campaign https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/porn/what-is-porn/

Positive Body Image – Pamphlet http://www.girlmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Positive-Body-Image-Pamphlet.pdf 

 

Key Links for Sexuality

DoSRE http://www.dosreforschools.com/resources-for-teachers/in-the-classroom-lesson-guidance/

Explore Dream Discover  http://www.sexualhealthsheffield.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Explore-Dream-Discover.pdf

Coming out support https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/coming-out/coming-out-advice-and-guidance-parents

 

Key Links for Gender

Gendered Intelligence http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/ 

 

Key Links for Sexual Harassment, Assault, Exploitation and Abuse

Thinkuknow Toolkit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Disrespect Nobody Campaign https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/relationship-abuse/what-is-relationship-abuse/

CEOP –Exploited https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/exploited/

Article on Emotional abuse for YP http://www.themix.org.uk/crime-and-safety/victims-of-crime/how-to-recognise-emotional-abuse-in-relationships-24254.html

Key Links for Protecting Myself (for student)

Disrespect Nobody Campaign https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/sexting/what-is-sexting/

Brook - Condom Handout https://www.brook.org.uk/topics/contraception/

Cambs C-Card Scheme http://ccardcambs.com/ 

Digital Romance Report https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/profesional/resources/digital-romance/dr_report_final-1.pdf

BBC Bitesize Drama about STIs and Safer Sex https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zfpwmp3