Aims of the curriculum
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Our Programme of Study for PSHCE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).
The central purpose of PSHCE education at KMS is centered on the fundamental belief that all children/citizens are entitled to make informed choices about their lives.
As our students transition from children to teenagers to young adults they are increasingly required to make significant life choices which have implications for themselves. For example making choices about personal health, lifestyle choices, personal safety and security and preparing for life as a citizen in modern Britain.
PSHCE at KMS is delivered in an environment which is impartial and non-judgemental where students are allow to discuss, ask questions, explore their own understanding within a framework which both enhances their skills in expressing personal opinions and challenges their understanding of the community and society which they live in.
The principles of equality, fairness, justice, democracy and advocacy are embedded throughout the scheme of learning and pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe and well both mentally and physically.
PSHCE makes a major contribution to the promotion of personal development which culminates in successful, level-headed young adults. We prepare young people for their future and open the door to many careers. Here are just some examples the type of careers GCSE Citizenship can lead to:
Lawyer, police officer, teacher, community worker, social worker, working with young people…and so much more!