Super Learning Days

If you would like any further information about Super Learning Days (SLD) or the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum please contact Mr J Reeve, Assistant Headteacher, teacher of History and SLD coordinator.

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What is a Super Learning Day?

At Sale High School Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship is delivered through a series of five Super Learning Days (SLDs) which take place over the course of the year. SLDs are tailored to suit the needs of each year group and bring together school staff and guest speakers to deliver this aspect of our curriculum which includes careers education and Relationships and Sex and Health Education (RSHE).

Delivering this aspect of the curriculum through SLDs enables us to give our students a richer and more in-depth learning experience. Student voice exercises demonstrate that SLD’s are extremely popular learning experiences with our students.

Our SLD’s ensure that our students learn to do the following:

Be Safe

These lessons focus on safety and cover a wide range of topics from road safety, to first aid and the dangers of homelessness.  In addition to their SLD lessons Year 7 students learn about e-safety and digital literacy through fortnightly ‘Digital Skills’ lessons.

Be Respected

Focusing on healthy relationships students focus on topics including friendship, bullying behaviours, gender stereotypes, the importance of consent and long-term relationships.  We engage with the students to ensure they understand each other’s opinions as well as being taught about what is appropriate within healthy relationships.

Be Inspired

Careers and enterprise are inevitably going to be a huge part of our students’ lives when they leave school to pursue their further education and careers.  We encourage students to think about their future and what pathways they might take to reach their goals, as well as teaching students about their own rights when they are employed.

Be Healthy

Tackling issues around mental and physical health including subjects such as daily hygiene, the benefits of exercise, healthy eating, issues around drugs, alcohol and smoking.  Students are also taught about dealing with stress and how it can affect them, as well as the support on offer to help them.

Be an Active Citizen

Focusing on themes around democracy and the political system in the UK including how it is developing and the role of political parties, the law and the justice system and the role of international law and human rights. It also covers the key elements of the constitution and the roles of parliament, citizens and the free press in holding those in power to account. Students are also taught financial education including the functions and uses of money in society, budgeting, managing risk and how public money is raised and spent.