Humanities & PSHE

Humanities and PSHE is co-ordinated and delivered at Woodlands School by Elly Downing, who joined the school in April 2018. Elly has over 20 years of experience in teaching and co-ordinating Humanities and PSHE.

Through Humanities and PSHE at Woodlands, all pupils will study History, Geography, Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education.

PSHE at Woodlands includes three core themes:

* Health and Wellbeing

* Relationships

* Living in the Wider World

It aims to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

At Key Stage 3, pupils study History, Geography, Religious Education and PSHE.

At Key Stage 4, pupils study Religious Education and PSHE and work towards BTEC Level 2 qualifications in Workskills.

The purpose of Level 2 Workskills is to give learners the skills to enter and manage a career that will change over time. Units offered include developing your CV, applying for jobs, managing your own money, self management skills, understanding employment responsibilities and rights and working in a team.

Careers

Key Stage 3

 PSHE lesson contentFurther opportunities
Year 7· Personal targets and goal setting

· Strategies for safely challenging stereotyping, prejudice, bigotry, bullying, and discrimination in the workplace

· Equality in opportunities in learning and work

· Recognise and challenge stereotypes and/or family or cultural expectations

· Preferred styles of learning

· Study, organisational, research and presentation skills

· Strengths, interests, skills and qualities and strategies for further developing them

· Subject specific careers-focused lessons

· Careers/industry day

· Careers posters in subject classrooms

· Skills focused lessons/materials

· Access to Careers Hub

· Visits from employers/industry professionals

 

Year 8· Different types of work, including employment, self-employment and voluntary work

· Laws and by-laws relating to young people’s permitted hours and types of employment and how to minimise health and safety risks

· Different work roles and career pathways

· Clarifying own early career aspirations

· Subject specific careers-focused lessons

· Careers/industry day

· Careers posters in subject classrooms

· Skills focused lessons/materials

· Access to Careers Hub

· Visits from employers/industry professionals

· Trips to workplaces/factories/shows

· Careers guidance

Year 9· The labour market (local and national employment opportunities, self-employment)

· Learning options, skills, occupations and progression routes

· Sources of information, advice and support for the decision-making process

· Enterprise skills and qualities

· Protecting own and others’ reputations, including online

· Financial decisions and risk

· Subject specific careers-focused lessons

· Careers/industry day

· Careers posters in subject classrooms

· Skills focused lessons/materials

· Access to Careers Hub

· Visits from employers/industry professionals

· Trips to workplaces/factories/shows

· Careers guidance

Key Stage 4

 BTEC Workskills/PSHE Lesson ContentFurther opportunities
Year 10· Personal strengths, areas for development and goal setting

· Discrimination, and how to challenge it, prejudice and bigotry in the wider community including the workplace

· Harassment and how to manage this (including in the workplace); the legal consequences of harassment

· Strengths, interests, skills and qualities and how these relate to future employability

· Information, advice and guidance available and how to access the most appropriate support

· Study and employability skills (including time management, self-organisation and presentation, project planning, team-working, networking and managing online presence)

· The range of opportunities available for career progression, including in education, training and employment

· The changing patterns of employment (local, national, European and global)

· Different types of business, how they are organised and financed

· Access to Careers Hub

· Guidance sessions

· Apprenticeship/Careers Show

· College Taster Programme (30 weeks)

· College tours

· University visit

· Workplace tours

· Work experience placements

· Work shadowing

· ‘Careers Confident’ event

· Subject specific careers-focused lessons

· Careers/industry day

· Careers posters in subject classrooms

· Skills focused lessons/materials

·  Visits from employers/industry professionals

 

Year 11· Work experience

· Rights and responsibilities at work

· Attitudes and values in relation to work and enterprise

· Confidentiality in the workplace

· Developing a career identity, including how to maximize chances when applying for education or employment opportunities

· Influences on financial decisions, (including managing risk, planning for expenditure, understanding debt and gambling in all its forms) and appropriate support for financial decision-making and for concerns over money, gambling etc.

Post-16 · Follow up checks/meetings/support as required