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Curriculum for Life

Crawshaw - Home Economics - 2023 (9)Curriculum for Life (CfL) equips Crawshaw students to lead a safe, informed, and successful life whilst embracing Crawshaw’s core aims of excellence, purpose and ambition. It promotes community mindedness, tolerance, a sense of responsibility and enables pupils to identify their own aspirations for the future.

We do this by the delivery of PSHE (physical, social, health and economic) education at Crawshaw Academy. It is divided into four areas: Personal Wellbeing and Mental Health, Sex and Relationship Education, Social Education and Physical Health and Wellbeing. Through quality first teaching and resources students are provided with the skills they need to navigate life after school and keep themselves safe. Students will be encouraged to explore issues relevance to our community and have the chance to discuss their understanding of topics including budgeting, healthy relationships and the effects of drugs. The knowledge and skills gained will enable pupils to make informed decisions and recognise risks in different situations they encounter. These skills will support our pupils to pursue a wide range of careers and destinations. 

The Curriculum is constantly reviewed and adapted to meet the needs of Crawshaw students. This is achieved by monitoring issues in the local area, student surveys and working closely with the Safeguarding Team. As a result the emphasis within the curriculum regularly changes. The impact of the lessons is assessed through questioning and homework. 

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Students in years 7, 8 and 11 receive 1 hour CfL per fortnight delivered as a form group by their form tutor.

Students in years 9 and 10 will receive 1 hour per fortnight core CfL delivered by their form tutor in their form, and an additional hour per fortnight taught as a mixed year group class.

As a secondary academy school, we must provide Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) to all students as per section 34 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.  The new statutory RSE curriculum will be compulsory from September 2020 and at Crawshaw we have been delivering RSE in line with statutory guidance.

Further details of the delivery of RSE can be found in the Relationship and Sex Education Policy 2022, under Our Policies.

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Learning Journeys are constantly reviewed and updated in order to respond to local issues and areas of concern within our school community.

Further details of topics covered can be found in the Learning Journey for each year group.

Should you require further information regarding the CfL programme, please contact Joanne Glenn, CfL Programme Leader

Learning Journeys

Year 7    Year 8

Year 9    Year 10

Crawshaw Academy is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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