Citizenship

Citizenship is delivered throughout the curriculum by all subjects, Form time and in assemblies. Subjects deliver different aspects of the National Curriculum for Citizenship. In the 6th Form, students have are taught Citizenship in a timetabled lesson on Mondays Period 1. This also gives 6th Form students a chance to develop work related skills and prepared for their next steps in education or work.

The curriculum:

  • Enables us to build on what we are already doing in school in a flexible and innovative way.
  • Is relevant to pupils, connecting with their interests and experiences.
  • Encourages pupils to investigate and think critically about issues of current interest, using problem solving, and reasoning and evaluation skills.
  • Relates to pupils abilities and backgrounds.
  • Provides pupils with opportunities to discuss and address real life issues and to see that they can participate in activities that make a difference in their schools and the wider community.
  • Is complemented by the PSE curriculum as well as ALL other curriculum areas.
  • Provides opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve.
  • Promotes pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares them for opportunities, responsibility and experiences of life.

To complement their learning in subject areas, there will also be workshops for year groups, covering the following topics:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Parliament and Making Laws workshop at the Palace of Westminster Sex and Relationships workshop Sex and Relationships workshop Human Rights and Democracy workshop Sex and Relationships workshop
Childnet Internet Safety Workshop   Childnet Internet Safety Workshop Work Experience Childnet Internet Safety Workshop

Careers Education and Guidance is provided through school.Careers, WRL and Work Experience

Provision is as follows:

Young People in Years 7 and 9

Advice and guidance support

  • Induction and pastoral support (for Y7 transfer)
  • Learning and additional needs support
  • Reviewing learning styles and skills
  • Progress reviews & target setting
  • Assessments to identify specific needs
  • Referral to appropriate service providers
  • Support for temporarily and permanently excluded young people
  • Case Conferences
  • Drop in careers guidance sessions available for students Tuesday Lunchtimes

Young People in Year 9

Year 9 assembly introducing Connexions guidance service in School, role of careers adviser, how we can help with career ideas, option choices if made in year 9 and publicising Tuesday Lunchtime Drop in careers guidance sessions.

Information
  • Access to and support to use Connexions Information Resources Area/Library
  • Support for use of Which Way Now, Year 9 Choices publication and 14-19 area-wide prospectus (My Choice London) Sussed
  • Kudos online is published to all Year groups and form tutors book sessions in the library for all students to access programme.
  • Careers information is available during the Tuesday Lunchtime Careers Drop in Clinic via Jobs4u, ECLIPS and KUDOS internet based careers packages. Support will be provided for pupils using these packages.
Advice and guidance support
  • IEPs and SEN Transition Review in Year 9
  • Progress File, Key Stage 3 Review and 14-19 Individual Learning Plan
  • Support and planning with curriculum choices for KS4
  • Identification of young people for alternative curriculum in KS4
  • Identification and referral of young people who need additional support
  • Mentoring

Young People in Year 10

Curriculum programmes
  • Careers Education & Guidance
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • Work experience preparation
  • Work experience
  • Work Related Learning
  • Enterprise learning
  • health & Safety
  • CV writing, interview skills etc
  • Year 10 Assembly Talk introducing Connexions Careers guidance service in school and publicising Tuesday Lunchtime Drop In careers guidance sessions.
  • Group sessions with Potential NEET pupils who have learning mentor outlining post 16 options and different types of post 16 qualifications.
Information
  • Access to and support to use Connexions Information Resources Area/Library.
  • Support for use of software & websites e.g. 14-19 area-wide prospectuses.
  • Kudos online is published to all Year groups and form tutors book sessions in the library for all students to access programme.

Careers information is available during the Tuesday Lunchtime Careers Drop In Clinic via Jobs4u, ECLIPS and KUDOS internet based careers packages. Support will be provided for pupils using these packages.

Advice and Guidance

  • Tutor support with post-16 choices.
  • Support for work experience.
  • IEPs and SEN reviews.
  • Learning Support.
  • Behaviour and truancy support programmes.
  • Continuation of ‘looked after’ review process.
  • Progress File, 14-19 Individual Learning Planning.
  • Review of young people’s progress.

Identification and referral of young people needing additional support.

  • Mentoring support for young people inc. targeted.
  • Support for Aim Higher and Gifted & Talented young people.

Young People in Year 11

Curriculum programmes
  • Careers Education
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • Work Related Learning
  • Enterprise learning
  • health & Safety
  • CV writing, interview skills etc
  • Individually tailored learning programmes for those who need it
  • Year 11 Assembly Talk publicising Connexions Careers guidance service in school and also covering  timetable + application procedures for sixth form and colleges
  • Follow up group sessions with Potential NEET pupils who have a learning mentor on how to research and apply for sixth form/college courses and apprenticeships.
Information
  • Access to Connexions Information Resources Area/Careers Library
  • Support for use of software & websites e.g. 14-19 area-wide prospectus, Higher Ideas
  • Support use of Its Your Choice publications and local Choices at 16+ publications, My Choice London, Sussed
  • Kudos online is published to all Year
  • groups and form tutors book sessions in the library for all students to access programme
  • Access to EMA information
  • Information of student’s destinations.
  • Collecting year 11 offers and sharing with Connexions in support of meeting the Sept Guarantee.
  • Careers information is available during the Tuesday Lunchtime Careers Drop in Clinic via Jobs4u, ECLIPS and KUDOS internet based careers packages. Support will be provided for pupils using these packages.
Advice and guidance
  • Support with options choices at 16+
  • IEPs and SEN reviews inc. Section 139 assessments
  • Support with EMA applications
  • Learning Support
  • Behaviour and truancy support
  • Progress File, 14-19 Individual Learning Planning
  • Review of progress
  • Identification and referral of young people with specific needs including potential NEET young people.
  • Mentoring for young people inc. targeted support

Further 1:1 guidance interviews with gifted & talented students resulting in action plan for pupils summarising interview and next steps.

1:1 guidance interviews with Year 11 students prioritising SEN and those referred by the learning mentors as at risk of disengaging. All interviews to result in action plan for pupils summarising interview and next steps (inc S140 assessments for any statemented pupils).

Work Experience

All year 10 pupils have the opportunity to carry out a two week work placement.
They complete an online application process for work experience, where they have the opportunity to browse and select 10 jobs and identify their order of preference. Newham will then allocate them one of their choices. Within a few weeks of this process, students will receive a blue form, which identifies their placement and at this point, they should phone the employer and arrange an interview, out of school time. Pupils can also arrange their own placement in consultation with the school.