Our Guidance Programme
Welcome to our Guidance programme here at Christ the King Catholic High School & Sixth Form Centre. We operate a programme which provides lessons in six key area; each delivered by a team of specialist teachers. These areas are designed to address topical issues relating to todays’ youth and thus prepare them for life as a student and beyond.
The guidance groups include; Economics and Enterprise, CIAG, Year 7, Citizenship, Emotional Wellbeing & Relationships and Health Education & Keeping Safe. All of the groups, with the exception of Year 7 are delivered to Year groups 8-11 inclusive. Pupils are taught on a two week cycle whereby they receive one guidance lesson delivered to their form groups; this is then supplemented throughout the year with assemblies and outside speakers. To discover more about the teams and the content that they deliver please see the associated links below.
We assess pupils formally on an annual basis and on some occasions throughout the course.
If you require any further information regarding our Guidance programme please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs V O’Connor-Green – Guidance Coordinator
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Year 7 Team
Guidance is mostly delivered to Year 7 form classes by their form teachers. It covers relevant topics such as Safeguarding, Radicalisation & Extremism, Personal Safety & Risk Taking, Revision Strategies, Bullying & Cyberbullying, Peer Pressure & Relationships, Mind Moose and LORIC. In addition we have an outside speaker whom delivers a session on Taking Risks.
Our LORIC lessons allow pupils to realise personal targets. Pupils begin as apprentices in Year 7 with a view to completing this course by the end of Year 8. Each pupil selects two activities from each of the five attributes; these being Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication. On successful completion pupils will receive a certificate and progress onto the graduate level.
Mind Moose is an online platform to allow pupils to develop good mental wellbeing and allows for early intervention for any concerns.
Our Citizenship group prepares pupils for becoming valued members of society and contributing towards it. Topics covered include; Rights & Responsibilities, the Electoral System, Human Rights, The Role of the Police, Diverse Society & Volunteering, Radicalisation & Extremism, Prejudice & Discrimination, Democracy, International Law, Extremism & Terrorism, The Law & Justice and International Government. Many of these areas directly link to British Values and are highlighted as such on our Guidance timetable.
The aim of this group is to prepare our pupils for extended study or work. Lessons focus on Earn or Learn, Post 16 Applications, Labour Markets/Careers Carousel, Networking, Career Planning, Curriculum Vitae’s, Local Labour Markets, Making the Right choices, Year 9 options Choices, Future Planning, STEM and Careers.
Economics & Enterprise Team
These lessons aim to assist pupils with monetary issues, they prepare them for opening the correct bank accounts to calculating APR and understanding how it works. Pupils are taught; Payday Loans, Learning to Earn, Keynesian Economics, New Business, Tax & Spending, Risk Taking, Money, Gambling, Consumer Rights, Born Bankrupt, Enterprise, Stocks & Shares, Globalisation, Business Plans and New Business.
Emotional Wellbeing & Relationship Team
As the title suggests the focus of this team is to deliver lessons in support of our SEMH & RSE programme. The delivery includes; Managing Mental Health & Wellbeing, Academic Resilience, Growth Mindset, Strategies to Manage Emotional Wellbeing, Positive Relationships, Media Influences & Pornography, Bereavement, Grief & Loss, Managing the Exam Period, Eating Disorders & Self-Harm, RSE, Diversity & Gender Identity and Growth Mindset.
Health Education & Keeping Safe team
This team focuses on educating pupils in how to remain safe in all aspects of society. Pupils are taught First Aid, Physical Heath & Fitness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Body and Sleep & Exercise, these lessons ensure health in the physical sense. The remaining lessons include; CSE, LORIC, Sexual Health & Relationships, RSE, Gang Exploitation, FGM/Domestic Abuse and Knife Crime.
Further information can be obtained from the Guidance timetable or by contacting myself on the email above.
Core British Values Opportunities in Citizenship
Democracy – All members of a group have an input into the decisions that are made
Rule of Law – Every citizen is subject to the law, including law makers themselves
Individual Liberty – The freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
Mutual Respect – Respecting each other’s rights to hold different views, have different opinions and choose how to your life
Tolerance of Other Faiths – Respecting and recognising the beliefs or practices of others who differ from our own