Both the SM and IL programmes of study are underpinned by ensuring that students gain an understanding of their individual place within the community, being provided with an opportunity to recognise their skillset that will give them the confidence to aspire. Due to our progressive curriculum, the knowledge taught across this subject area is reinforced by transferable knowledge from other subjects. For example, History covers ‘Protest and Women’s Suffrage’ in Year 9, in SM students will look at ‘Political Action Groups’, in Science they consider ‘Reproduction’ and in SM we discuss ‘Contraception’.
We are very aware that some of the topics covered can be complex and sensitive, we therefore always seek to treat our students as individuals, providing safe, non-judgmental environments, with the delivery of subject matter being factual and therefore allowing scope for young people to ask questions.
The Aspirations curriculum at Goodwin Academy has been designed and developed at both Key Stage 3 & 4 to support our students in becoming well rounded individuals and informed citizens.
The skills and knowledge that our curriculum encompasses enables students to develop transferable skills that support any career choice, in addition the range of topics covered by the programme at Goodwin, aims to develop cultural capital and soft skills, giving our young people the powerful knowledge required to move to their next steps.
FBV is at the very core of the curriculum at Goodwin Academy. During students’ time studying SM/IL, they will be given the opportunity to understand why Britain has developed in the society they now see. Throughout our curriculum we look explicitly at all of the Fundamental British Values.
BBC Bitesize has a range of information that is Key Stage appropriate across all the topics covered in the Aspirations programme at Goodwin.
The PSHE association offers resources to support with the topics covered around Personal, Social and Health Education.
The Careers and Enterprise Company offer support to young people around planning for their future.
Embedding inclusion and empathy in the next generation. Their vision is a world where everyone embraces diversity and can thrive.
Formerly the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, they work with young people, communities and organisations to create an inclusive society where everyone’s individuality is valued.
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.
Sexual health is incredibly important so we’re on hand to provide information on sex, contraception, consent and sexually transmitted diseases in a safe environment.