Faculty Name:  Health & Wellbeing   Faculty Leader:  Mrs S Kennedy

Explanation of what the faculty covers:

Physical Education:  Core PE currently consists of 1 hour per week across Years 7 – 11.  This is increasing from next September (2017) to 2 hours per week at Key Stage 3 and 5 hours a fortnight for Key Stage 4.  The curriculum currently includes:  Football, Rugby, Netball, Dance, Trampolining, VX (Rock-it ball), Rounders, Cricket and Athletics.

New activities to be introduced to broaden the curriculum from September 2017  are Gymnastics including Floor and Vaulting, Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Fitness, Softball and Ultimate Frisbee.

What we do at Key Stage 3:

1 hour a week currently.  A range of competitive games, dance/trampolining and athletics.  Extra curricular teams enter Mansfield Schools FA competitions, Ashfield district school games competitions and West Notts competitions.

What we do at Key Stage 4:

Core:  1 hour a week currently.  A range of activities – games, fitness, athletics, competitive games, development of leadership and official skills and fitness testing.  Extra curricular teams enter Mansfield Schools FA competitions, Ashfield district school games competitions and West Notts competitions.

What we do at Key Stage 5:

Students in Year 13 are completing the Level 3 BTEC extended certificate in Sport.  Students in Year 12 are undertaking the Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity.  This course is being offered to new Year 12 students next year.

Interhouse sports events take place once per term, this includes Football, Netball, Rock-it ball (VX) and Sports Day competitions in the Summer term.

 

What is PSCHE?

P- Personal

S- Social

C- Citizenship

H- Health

E- Economic

PSCHE education equips young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in managing their finances effectively. Through the PSCHE curriculum at Kirkby College, students are able to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

What do students do in PSCHE?

Here at Kirkby College PSCHE is an important part of our school curriculum. All students in Years 7 -11 will receive 1 timetabled lesson of PSCHE over two weeks. Students in Years 12 & 13 will complete PSCHE activities during their extended tutor time.

In Year 7 Students will cover:

PSCHE DAY- Personal Safety Morning & Careers Morning

In Year 8 Students will cover:

PSCHE DAY- Step into the NHS Competition

 In Year 9 Students will cover:

PSCHE DAY- Ambitious in Ashfield Careers Programme

In Year 10 Students will cover:

PSCHE DAY- Work Experience Launch and Careers

 In Year 11 Students will cover:

PSCHE DAY- Trip to the NEC Skills Show

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

As part of PSCHE education lessons, students take part in a series of sex and relationship education lessons. These focus mainly on explaining and preparing students for the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. They also consider the changing nature of a range of relationships, including friendship, family relationships and intimate relationships.

The purpose of SRE at Kirkby College is: to prepare students for the physical and emotional changes of growing up; to give them the knowledge and skills to make informed and healthy choices; to build their confidence and skills to deal with situations they may encounter; to help them to stay safe and know where and how to ask for help if needed.

If you have any concerns or would like to withdraw your son/daughter from SRE lessons, please contact the PSCHE/Health & Well-being Team.

Staff

Mr Johnson

Mrs Kennedy (Health & Well-Being Faculty Leader)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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