Year 9

Our Year 9 Personal Development offer:

RSHE

  • Families
  • Relationships
  • Keeping safe & happy
  • Intimate relationships
  • Online & media

SMSC

  • Subject areas deliver a range of opportunities for our students to develop awareness of these ideas
  • In Religious Education we explore whether religion helps people to do good, how people can express the spiritual through the arts and is death the end.

In assemblies we will be looking at a range of ideas such as

  • Safer internet day
  • LGBTQ+ History month
  • Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Religious festivals in March – Christian and Hindu
  • World poetry day – disability
  • Victims of slavery
  • Malaria
  • Christian religious festivals
  • Volunteering week
  • PRIDE month
  • International friendship week

British Values

The four fundamental British values (listed below) are woven into our Personal Development and key to preparing our students for Modern Britain

  • Respecting the rule of law
  • Democracy
  • Individual liberty
  • Tolerance and respect of different religions and beliefs

Citizenship

We look at the following ideas

  • What is the constitution of the UK?
  • What is the free press and why is it important?
  • What is local governance?
  • Who are our political parties?
  • How are other countries governed?
  • How can the law help society deal with complex problems?
  • How can we improve our school?

Development of Character

  • PRIDE is woven into our Personal Development Curriculum
  • All aspects of what we learn are linked to PRIDE
  • Year groups track and record their character development linked to PRIDE

Economic understanding

  • Insecure work – zero hours, self and temporary employment
  • PAYE, tax, NI, Pensions
  • Budgeting
  • Mortgages – overpaying, equity, equity release
  • Running a household
  • What is insurance and why is it important?

Wider opportunities

  • Sports clubs – Fitness
  • Animal care
  • Art club
  • Gardening/DIY
  • Social sciences club
  • Spanish
  • Coding with microbits
  • Netball
  • Football

Student leadership

  • We have a range of opportunities for students to develop leadership opportunities in school
  • KS3 student council
  • Subject diplomats
  • Form reps
  • Sports captains
  • Tutor set reps
  • Year group forums

Well-being and mental health

This is delivered on a Wednesday as part of well-being Wednesday. We focus on the following:

  • Connect
  • Keep learning
  • Mindfulness
  • Keep active and take notice

Year 9 plan for the rest of the year:

May 2022

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