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.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
|Mental wellbeing: personal qualities||Mental wellbeing: self esteem||Managing changing friendships||Mindset||Careers assembly: UCAS progress|
|Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies||Mental wellbeing: body image||Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies||Introduction to work experience||UCAS progress|
|Grant Thorton launch||Emergency situations||Gang behaviour||Work experience||UCAS progress|
|Grant Thornton planning||Personal safety||Healthy lifestyles||Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies||UCAS progress|
|A balanced diet||Careers||Healthy lifestyles||Substance misuse||Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies|
|E-safety: media, body image and health||Legal and illegal substances||Importance of sleep||Healthy relationships||Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies|
|Introducing||Introducing||Drug use||Extremism||Managing unwanted attention|
|Risk and risky behaviour||Drug awareness||Careers: Personal Budgeting||Staying safe: cults||Consent|
|Protecting your online presence||Careers||Managing conflict||Drug use||Forced marriage|
|Careers||Options choices||Exploitation in relationships||Employability skills||Monitoring your own health|
|Legal and illegal substances||Valuing differences||Challenging discrimination||Employability skills||Domestic abuse|
|Puberty||Online safety||Careeres||Families||Valuing difference|
|Introducing||Introducing||Challenging stereotypes||Families||Carrying weapons|
|Physical health||Careers||Valuing difference||Families||Revision time|
|Dental hygiene and basic first aid||Relationship breakdown||Healthy relationships||Stereotyping||Revision time|
|Friendship and romantic relationships||Positive relationships||Consent||UCAS progress||Revision time|
|FGM||Levels of intimacy||Sexual health choices||UCAS progress practice/prep||Revision time|
|Careers||Contraception||Careers: the labour market||Work experience prep||Revision time|
|Healthy relationships||Mental health and resilience||Careers||Work experience prep||Revision time|