PSHE & Careers


PSHE Provision

We seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

We use the themes of ‘Living in the Wider World’, ‘Health and Well Being’ and ‘Relationships’ in order to prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, as well as to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students within the Academy.

Here is the schedule for the current academic year:

5th Sept

Health and Wellbeing

Focus: How to manage a successful transition
Induction / Values
Esteem / Assertiveness
Online safety

 

16th Nov

Relationships

Lockerbie Fieldwork Trip and team building

 

31st Jan

Living in the Wider World

Rights, roles, responsibilities of citizenship
Name calling
Cultural and religious diversity
Having your say
Counter extremism
Fundamental British Values

 

23rd March

Living in the Wider World

Blackpool Zoo
Science educational visit

 

30th June

Relationships

Equality
Growth mindset
Resilience / character

5th Sept

Health and Wellbeing

Law and justice regarding illegal substances
Every action has consequences speaker and reflection on violence

 

16th Nov

Relationships

Physical activity, diet, healthy lifestyle
Reflect on Careers, pathways and necessary qualifications.
Sixth Form to advise and share experiences

 

31st Jan

Living in the Wider World

Drugs/alcohol education
Aspirations /Careers advice
Options reflections
Health and Well being activities

 

23rd March

Living in the Wider World

Humanities fieldwork
Values/ Ethics
The environment linked to Geography fieldwork
(1/2 year group out on Humanities fieldwork)

 

30th June

Relationships

Values
Ethics
The environment linked to Geography fieldwork
(1/2 year group out on Humanities fieldwork)

5th Sept

Health and Wellbeing

Careers Education
Online safety
Induction activities Relationships
Character, resilience and grit
Prevent programme/ community cohesion
Speaker – goals/aspiration
Option choices

 

16th Nov

Relationships

Mindfulness
First Aid
Aspirational thinking
Thinking of others

 

31st Jan

Living in the Wider World

Staying safe – drugs awareness (Psychoactive substances)
Alcohol awareness
Duke of Edinburgh award
Target setting and progress

 

23rd March

Living in the Wider World

Emotional and mental well-being (young minds)
Relaxation/meditation
SRE / FGM
Eco/environmental fun day
Speakers WWF/Greenpeace
Creepy Critters

 

30th June

Relationships

Healthy relationships (Changing lives)
Abuse
Consent
Domestic Abuse
Separation Divorce Bereavement

5th Sept

Health and Wellbeing

Financial education and budgeting

 

16th Nov

Relationships

Risk taking behaviour
Challenging stereotypes
Health and wellbeing activities
Nutrition and staying healthy

 

31st Jan

Living in the Wider World

Ideals
Impact of Self-Management
Relationships
Self-Worth

 

23rd March

Living in the Wider World

Drugs/alcohol education
Diet, lifestyle, nutrition

 

30th June

Relationships

Careers roadshow
Next step

5th Sept

Health and Wellbeing

Induction 1:1s – review of progress
Aspirational session on experiences, enriched curriculum

 

16th Nov

Relationships

Study Skills
Post 16 pathways
Careers and apprenticeships
Gap year
Bake Off
Application forms
UCAS website, Apprenticeships, Kudos

 

31st Jan

Living in the Wider World

Employability skills
The law and employment
Tribunal role play
National Citizenship Group
Careers advice and guidance
Mock interviews

 

23rd March

Living in the Wider World

Next Steps
Planning for the future
Financial awareness
Budgeting

5th Sept

Health and Wellbeing

Induction
Study skills
Getting to know you
Thinking outside the box

 

16th Nov

Relationships

Values
Mindfulness
Driving safe – wasted lives
Careers discovery
Tutor 1:1

 

31st Jan

Living in the Wider World

Financial awareness
Introduction to Unifrog
Apprenticeship discovery
Conflict and radicalisation
Mental health

 

23rd March

Living in the Wider World

Financial education
University life
Health and nutrition

 

30th June

Relationships

Sex and Relationship education – Chlamydia testing
Future planning

5th Sept

Health and Wellbeing

Study Skills
Target Setting
Working outside the comfort zone
UCAS update

 

16th Nov

Relationships

Induction
Financial planning
Staying safe – driving ‘Wasted lives’
Applying to University
Career planning

 

31st Jan

Living in the Wider World

Physical activity, diet, healthy lifestyle
Mental health issues – Beating stress
Cooking on a budget
Have your say
Mock refection
Revision reboot

 

23rd March

Living in the Wider World

Personal budgeting and planning
Personal finances/security
Counter Extremism
Next Steps

Careers Provision

Our ambition is that through this provision, we will provide comprehensive exposure to our students of the options they have once they leave St Wilfrid’s. Students will receive guidance and assistance in making purposeful, personal choices that provide a pathway to achieve their aspirations. We also ensure that our students understand the qualities and positive attitudes that allows success within a variety of working environments.

Here is a summary of our current provision:

Careers and work-related education activities including financial capability, enterprise and employability

Wilfridian Award £15 challenge

Careers and work-related education activities including financial capability, enterprise and employability

Enterprise day
Wilfridian Edge
STEM activities
Taster days for A-Level and Options courses

 

Careers information, advice and guidance

Range of Post 16 pathways outlined, related to GCSE options choices
Start programme use for research
Consideration of requirements of career choices

Careers and work-related education activities including financial capability, enterprise and employability

NHS careers/apprenticeship open days at Blackburn Hospital
BAE and EDF apprenticeship days
Careers event at DACA Tuesday 7th March where employers from wide variety of sectors available to showcase careers and apprenticeship opportunities

 

Careers information, advice and guidance

Careers assessment questionnaire
Careers guidance on post 16 options

Careers and work-related education activities including financial capability, enterprise and employability

Potential Work Experience week
Napthens employability skills sessions

 

Careers information, advice and guidance

Careers assessment questionnaire
Preparation for work experience / careers day

Careers and work-related education activities including financial capability, enterprise and employability

Careers Assessment questionnaire
Post 16 – Sixth form open evening – November 8th
Ensuring all have a planned, realistic pathway and support in securing application (Target setting)
Napthens to provide employability skills advice and guidance to year group over the day.
Speakers from the Royal Navy to outline potential career/apprenticeship opportunities
Mock interviews with Stem Ambassadors
Awareness of laws around youth employment
Financial planning and managing on a budget

Careers information, advice and guidance

Post 16 range of pathways outlined (Tutors)
Start programme research
Speakers from Apprenticeship providers (B Coll T2000) – interviews
Speaker from Sixth Form
Careers interviews for every Year 11 student – Taster days for students

Careers and work-related education activities including financial capability, enterprise and employability

Induction Day
Apprenticeships
Careers with Plotr

Careers information, advice and guidance

Careers Discovery session
Awareness of laws around youth unemployment
Manchester conference
Next steps – evening with students and parents

Careers and work-related education activities including financial capability, enterprise and employability

Key deadlines for HE applications
Financial Planning
Employability skills advice
Interview skills for university and careers

Careers information, advice and guidance

UCAS and APG for Post 18 pathways