Following on from rising Covid rates the Government has asked that face masks be reintroduced in all secondary schools for students and staff in communal areas. This is a sensible way to help keep students, staff and our wider community safe from Covid this winter.
We aim to ensure that students are well equipped with the wider skills and qualities to give them a good understanding of the next steps they need to take to be successful in the future.
At Judgemeadow we deliver a holistic curriculum for life.
The key aims of our PDC are to support pupils to become responsible, confident, healthy, and tolerant young adults who are prepared for life and work in an ever changing world.
We promote our ethos, that at Judgemeadow we believe in:
PDC education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that student engagement in PDC lessons have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Many pupils at Judgemeadow lead restricted lives with a limited understanding around some important issues, for example relationships and diversity. There can also often be limited opportunities for them to gain cultural capital and exposure to the wider world. They face specific local threats such as radicalisation and there is a definite need to promote Fundamental Values. Our PDC curriculum is a response to the needs of our cohort and part of our intent to produce responsible, confident and tolerant young people equipped to succeed and compete in the communities of the future.
Students have one PDC lesson every two weeks. For PDC students are provided with a bespoke booklet for each year (which can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links below). The PDC curriculum encompasses areas of learning around key topics such as careers education, health education and relationships and sex education. Following the new government statutory guidelines on Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSE) that come into force from September 2020 we have ensured that the PDC curriculum at Judgemeadow Community College fits the needs of the new statutory guidelines.
|week||lesson||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
healthy coping strategies
|Body image: media messages||
Healthy coping strategies
What is CEIAG /
Skills and Qualities
|Basic first aid||Gang culture and risk||Healthy relationships||PS16|
|26 Oct||4||Skills and Qualities||Personal safety||Achieving a work / life balance||Equality Act: protected characteristics||PS16|
|09 Nov||5||Unifrog / Cascaid||Making choices: careers||The importance of sleep||Understanding and preventing extremism||
healthy coping strategies
|07 Dec||7||A balanced diet||Making choices 2||Dangers of smoking||Extremism 2||Planning your revision|
E-Safety / Media /
Body Image and Health
|Options - assembly||Drug use||Cults||Managing unwanted attention|
|18 Jan||9||Protecting your online presence||Options||Personal Budgeting||Drug Use||Consent|
|01 Feb||10||Polished||Polished||Apprenticeships||County lines||Forced marriage|
|22 Feb||11||Cybercrime||Employability skills||Labour market information||Types of families||Monitoring your own health|
|08 Mar||12||Effects of Cybercrime||Valuing difference||Options assembly||Ready for parenthood||Domestic abuse|
|22 Mar||13||Legal and Illegal substances||Online safety||Managing conflict||Unplanned pregnancy||Community cohesion|
|19 Apr||14||Puberty||Drug awareness||Exploitation in relationships||Fertility||Carrying weapons|
|03 May||15||Physical health||Alcohol dependency||Challenging stereotypes||Gender stereotypes||Sexual health|
|17 May||16||Dental hygiene and basic first aid||Coping with loss||Challenging homophobia||Sharing sexual images||Pornography|
|07 Jun||17||Friendship and romantic relationships||Positive relationships||Healthy relationships||Writing a CV||Exams|
|21 Jun||18||FGM||Levels of intimacy||Consent||Making a successful transition||Exams|
|05 Jul||19||Families||Contraception||Sexual health and unplanned pregnancy||Overcoming setbacks||Exams|