PSHE including SRE, Citizenship and Religious Education
At Northfleet Technology College, PSHE and SRE, Citizenship and KS4 RE are covered through:
- Community Hour – one hour every Monday afternoon
- Learning Conversations – for all year groups once a week for 25 minutes
- Enrichment and Cultural visits from various specialist external agencies, booked as and when appropriate, in community hour and in subjects e.g. RSE, road safety, fire safety, drug awareness, e safety.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future to become participant citizens in a fair and just society. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. The PSHE programme supports students’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. RSE is delivered in age and/or stage appropriate separate tailored lessons in community hour and in the science curriculum.
A broader PSHE programme also covers economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk. There are three core themes:
CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING
CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS
CORE THEME 3: LIVING I THE WIDER WORLD
In addition to this, the Citizenship curriculum helps young people develop to becoming informed citizens, developing skills of enquiry and communication as well as skills of participation and responsible action.
Aspects of social, moral, spiritual and cultural curriculum are delivered in the cross curricular GLAS curriculum in Years 7 and 8 either explicitly e.g. ethical issues such as Animal Rights, Fairtrade and ethical shopping, human rights or implicitly through the nature of GLAS followed by the Year 9 Curiosity and Life programme in Year 9. This further re enforced through the L2 skills or responsibility, reflection, resourcefulness, resilience and reasoning. The learners are encouraged to investigate diversity and ways on ensuring that people understand and live together in harmony.
Religious Education and Statutory Collective Worship
Britain today is a multi-faith society and in order to prepare students for their future role in such a society, Religious Education at Northfleet Technology College takes the form of an objective, sympathetic study of the principal religions approach to key societal issues in the world today. We aim to give students an understanding of the nature of religion and help our students develop their own moral codes and British values which take into account the effects of their actions on others.
The Religious Education and entitlement (Kent Agreed Syllabus) is delivered as part of the weekly Monday afternoon Community Time, learning Conversations and Daily reflections.
These subjects have many overlaps in their programmes of study and are integral to all subjects at NTC.