Samuel Whitbread Sixth Form supports and encourages continuous Personal, Social and Health Education through a number of different delivery methods. Below is an outline of the registration activities, events and presentations that take place whilst students are part of the Sixth Form.
- Year 12 and 13 allocated PSHE theme weeks in registrations across the year. There are 21 allocated registration activities focussing on the delivery and participation of activities focussing on: Alcohol abuse, antisocial behaviour, drug use, emotional health, physical social and emotional well-being, sexual orientation, homophobia, sexual health, eating disorders, metal health, radicalisation, budgeting and personal finance, careers and your future, healthy lifestyles, illegal drugs, relationships – domestic violence, global citizenship, personal finance and healthy lifestyle.
- Year 12 and 13 VESPA (Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Actions) initiative delivered in registrations during VESPA them weeks. See outline on page three and four of this document for further details.
- Year 12 and 13 allocated assemblies that focus on the exploration, understanding and prevention of Social and Health issues. See page five of this document for further details.
- Year 12 and 13 Debates during debate theme weeks in registration which focus on a variety of personal, social and health topics. See page six of this document for further details.
- Year 12 second day of induction focussing on independent study, use of free time, motivation and attitude in the Sixth Form.
- Year 12 student and parent information evening at start of the academic year. This focusses on advice and guidance on dealing with heavy workloads, expectations and support (academic and pastoral) in the Sixth Form.
- Year 12 next step student and parent information evening. This usually takes place early January and focusses on presentation detailed information on university applications, searching for degree courses, apprenticeship/college courses and school leavers programmes after the sixth form.
- Year 12 higher education visit to Excel centre in London. This enables students to speak with universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers to explore future options and entry requirements.
- Year 12 Next Step days. These two days, usually help at the end of June are focussed on the following: UCAS process, writing personal statements and CV’s, opportunities other than going to university and a sessions with a dual focus looking at health awareness (breast cancer and testicular cancer) and drug awareness. Please see page seven of this document for further details.
- Year 12 and 13 registration structure that ensures students’ academic and social educations are supported. Please see page eight and nine of this document for further details on the registration structure and delivery guidance for tutors.
- One week allocated compulsory work experience at the end of year 12 (June/July) so students can immerse themselves and learn in a working environment.