At Ecclesfield School, we recognise the importance of being a well-rounded individual and being valued member of the community.
The Health and Social Care department is responsible for developing children’s social, emotional, and cultural knowledge which is needed to access further learning in their life and eventually employment. The Health and Social Care department aims for our students to not only develop educational skills but also strives for students to be empathetic, thoughtful, and understanding which is provided through gaining understanding individuals circumstances and life events. By studying scenarios and situations we are allowing pupils to have a holistic view of society and giving them the tools they need to recognise their own personal skills and how they can develop them in their future life.
Our belief is to ensure we teach high quality lessons so that students enjoy Health and Social Care which facilitates them to use their embedded skills in their personal and working life. Through our teaching we will instil our school values and transferable life skills such as work hard, be kind, aim high and show GRIT.
In KS4 there is an opportunity for students to gain a Health and Social Care qualification in OCR. Over the two years of study at Ecclesfield School they will have gained a well rounded view of society, through our teaching strategies used to help pupils learn and progress. Allowing pupils to develop skills and knowledge where they can identify both positive and negative situations and how they can impact their own and others health and wellbeing. Through using three tier vocabulary and making regular reference to previous work pupils will develop their literacy skills and schema. As well developing this their interpersonal skills will also progress through real-life situations that will enrich pupils with knowledge of the society they live in and gain valuable knowledge of different cultures, values and beliefs. This will be done by integrating with the local community, guest speakers, and visiting post 16 opportunities. Spaced retrieval is used to help pupils know more and remember more in the form of starter activities, mini plenaries, end of lesson plenaries and both formal and informal assessment.