At Trentham Academy, we believe in providing students with the skills and knowledge they need for a successful life in the modern world. Our Personal, Social, Health and Enterprise curriculum is provided through dedicated SPARK (Social and Personal Attitudes to Responsibility and Knowledge) days once every half term. In addition, our assembly and tutor time programme supports the pastoral care and education of our students and subject areas embed links into their teaching.
Students will consider social, moral, cultural and spiritual views surrounding aspects of modern life and will be taught the importance of British Values; these are Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Tolerance of other faiths and beliefs.
Our programme is based on the PSHE association’s Programme of Study; you can read a summary here ( PSHE Programme of Study ) and the full document here ( PSHE Education Programme of Study (Key stage 1-5) )
Below is an overview of our SPARK day structure. We inform parents/carers of our final arrangements in the week prior to SPARK day as some activities are subject to change. For example, we may need to adjust plans to meet the immediate needs of students or to accommodate our excellent range of outside speakers.
During the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, we have provided remote resources for some of these topics and embedded more challenging PSHE topics into subject departments to ensure students receive the full PSHE provision this year.
Find out more about our careers provision here