PSHE, Citizenship and Careers

Key Stage 3 PSHE, Citizenship and Careers

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 7

PSHE

  • Settling into LCS
  • Bullying and it’s consequences
  • Dangers of smoking and e-cigarettes
  • Puberty (SRE)
  • E-safety
  • Economic education to include bank accounts

Citizenship

  • The local council
  • Global issues  - migration and refugees

Careers Education

  • An Introduction to work-related language including Employability, entrepreneurialship and enterprise.
  • An awareness of importance of equality issues and against gender stereotyping in career choices.
  • Information on transition, qualifications and to raise their career aspirations.

Year 8

PSHE

  • Internet safety and grooming
  • Different families, and key issues such as domestic violence, divorce and bereavement
  • Dangers of alcohol and Drugs
  • Economic education to include budgeting
  • Relationships and sex education (SRE)

Citizenship

  • Diversity
  • British Values

Careers Education

  • Exploration of personal skills and qualities that are valued in the world of work linking to employability
  • An introduction to Labour market information
  • An introduction to career planning/development and the personal recording of this information as a means to achieving career aspirations.

Year 9

PSHE

  • Emotional health and positive coping strategies
  • Economic education to include credit and debt
  • Relationships and sex education (SRE)
  • Extremism, to include influence and persuasion

Citizenship

  • Human Rights
  • Politics

Careers Education

  • GCSE Option choices, pathways and guidance with skills surrounding decision making
  • Understanding qualification pathways of transition post 16 and 18.
  • Further familiarisation of careers support web-based information and software packages that will be ongoing to KS4.

Passport Bankcards

Extra Curricular Activities

Throughout their time at LCS, students will have opportunities to develop their learning outside of their lessons.

  • Enterprise ‘drop down’ day activities enable students to work in teams on a ‘work based challenges’ and this is supported by volunteers from local business. Students take part in one per year and are linked to cross curricular departments.
  • Careers Library is open at lunchtimes, Monday – Thursday. Students can drop in for advice about further and higher education, help in writing CVs and Personal Statements, use careers websites for research and inspiration.
  • Careers talks – the ‘Be Inspired’ programme - runs throughout the year at lunchtimes. Volunteers deliver aspirational talks to students about job roles, the qualities and employability skills and attitudes required to be successful in the world of work. Visitors from a variety of education pathway providers such as universities, training providers and apprenticeships, colleges are also encouraged and welcomed. Students are provided with opportunities for questions and information.
  • Careers assemblies: students receive up to three careers focused assemblies per year. Usually ‘theme’ based to coordinate with the learning of the careers programme and timing of events across whole school
  • Outside visitors: As well as many education providers, employers and brokers from Industry, we have built up good links with the local policing team who support us with the delivery of talks around drugs, knife crime and the prevent strategy. We take part in city initiatives such as ‘Project Zao’.