Salesian School

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Citizenship

Head of Department: Miss Josephine Haworth

At Salesian we ensure that student get a rounded education in citizenship, health and financial education during Key Stage 3.

Students study CHFE one hour every fortnight during Key Stage3.

In Year 7, students commence the year by exploring the range and depth of the Salesian community around the world. Students begin to develop an understanding of what it means to be a global citizen, through identifying ways they can play an active role within their school, local and wider community. In the second term, students go onto explore how developing a sense of self and a personal identity, is integral to building positive self-esteem and respect within their professional and personal relationships. In the final term, students gain a more detailed understanding of how their personal skills such as communication and respect can play an essential part in community cohesion and positive relationships. In the final term, students are encouraged to explore their responsibilities to themselves and peers, including responsible diet and dealing with growth and change.

In Year 8, students begin to develop an understanding of their 'rights and responsibilities.' In the first term, students gain an understanding of their Human Rights and the organisations and government bodies responsible for upholding and protecting their rights. In the second term, students are encouraged to discuss various issues that arise in the environment and focus on problem solving skills in attempt to manage these issues. In the final term, students continue to develop their sense of justice and democracy through investigating the ways in which our rights can conflict and compete between communities.

In Year 9, students begin this year setting SMART and realistic targets that are linked to their goals and aspirations for the end of Year 9 and beyond. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their decision making skills and developing the skills needed to make responsible and well thought through choices later in life. In the second term, students look at career choices and the subjects needed to leave their options open to chosen careers. Similarly students begin to gain an understanding into business structures and enterprise. In the final term, students put their learning into practice and develop their own enterprise, considering the risks and rewards of different enterprise ventures.

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