PSHE & Careers are non-examined subjects which are timetabled for 1 lesson a week across all year groups.
A wide range of topics are taught as part of the PSHE curriculum. Students are offered a spiral program which means concepts and themes are revisited over the years to build upon and develop knowledge and skills.
Some of the topics may also be delivered during activity events, visits or in assemblies, giving students more time to focus on the area of study being covered and receive the most up-to-date education.
The curriculum endeavours to develop self-esteem, confidence, independence and responsibility in students. The department strives to allow students to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge that will equip them presently and in the future to make informed choices.
All students will leave lessons with a positive self-image and high levels of self-esteem. The importance of leading independent, informed and healthy lifestyles is highlighted, with the enjoyment and lifelong benefits that it can bring being recognised. Raising levels of general self-esteem and self-confidence is an area that the department focuses on, as well as improving and developing personal skills to perform in the real world. This is further supported by dedicated mindfulness time in which all students learn how to relax themselves and to be mindful of themselves and the world around them. Students experience many different activities that promote mindfulness, such as “To my dear self” letters, nature walks and meditation.
The faculty has strong links with all of the Island services; with regular liaison with Careers Jersey, Social Security, PMNW, British Red Cross, Brook Advisory, 16+ education providers, the YES project, The Armed Services, Road Safety, The Donna Annand Melanoma Charity and ACET. Such links help to ensure that we continue to deliver the very best guidance for students within the curriculum.
Here is a snapshot of topics covered within each year group:
Learning styles and study
Work roles and aspiration.
Budgeting and money
Relationships and family
SRE: puberty & development of relationships.
Diet and exercise
Careers pathways, roles and skills
Business and enterprise
Financial risk, morals and ethnical challenges
Prejudice, discrimination and racism
Marriage and civil partnerships
SRE: intimacy, development of relationships, sexuality, contraception and BROOK.
Careers planning and review
Strengths and attribute.
Learning and work
Qualification and information sources
Study & research skills
Sexting & Internet safety
Harassment & vulnerability.
Diversity, homophobia & discrimination.
Strengths, confidence and self esteem
Work, employment & Trident work experience selection
Democracy, voting & Jersey political system
Saving, student finance, debit and credit
Body image and health
Assertiveness and negotiation
SRE: STI testing, unwanted pregnancies.
Review and planning
CV, personal statement, action planning, formal letter writing
SRE: sexual attraction and orientation.
Porn & misconceptions around sex
Rape/ Sexual assault
In Year 10 students are given the incredible opportunity to go on a 3 week work experience placement through Project Trident.
In Year 11 students will, once again, experience a 1:1 16+ options interview, as well as direct contact with higher education providers, apprenticeships, university fayres, taster days and trips to visit sixth form colleges to gain information about the options that are available to them after Le Rocquier.
Students learn how to apply for jobs, create a CV and practise for interviews during their Careers lessons. They will also register on a Kudos programme that will help them discover the skills and qualities they have that may suit particular career paths or jobs. In addition, all students will leave Le Rocquier with a Record of Achievement which is a professional portfolio of evidence to present to any potential employer or institution.
All students at Le Rocquier follow a 5 year program of study in Careers Education where they develop knowledge and understanding about their own strengths and weaknesses, career goals and aspirations. In addition students learn about qualification pathways at GCSE, A Level, Diploma, degree level and professional qualifications.
In Year 9 students will experience a 1:1 GCSE option interview in which they will be guided through and supported with the choices they wish to make and how they may relate to a future career.