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Individual Character Education (ICE)

 

 

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What happens in this subject?

DSTC recognises the importance of ensuring that every student leaves education being able to effectively take a productive role in society. Individual Character Education at DSTC aims to develop the whole child through not only Relationships and Sex Education, Character Education, Fundamental British Values, Citizenship, Health Education, SMSC and Careers within a dedicated spiralled curriculum subject, ‘Individual Character Education’, but through the wider opportunities available during a students education at DSTC. 

The purpose of Individual Character Education (ICE) is the vehicle of delivering many aspects of Personal Development at DSTC.

Building on from KS2 or KS3

Personal Development, through ICE continues much of the work completed at Key Stage 2 through a spiral curriculum. When students join DSTC a unit of work on ‘transitions’ is completed together with building friendships and online safety amongst other topics.

KS3 Curriculum

Students are taught in discrete ICE lessons for 1 hour per week. Many topics are also supported by assemblies, drop down days and external visitors/experts.

The KS3 curriculum is a bespoke spiral curriculum that develops aspects from the themes below and progresses into KS4.:

  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • SMSC
  • Fundamental British Values
  • Cooperative Values
  • Keeping safe
  • Online and Media Safety
  • Anti-bullying
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mental Health and wellbeing
  • Physical Health and Fitness
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Basic First Aid
  • Changing Adolescent Body
  • Families
  • Respectful relationships, including friendships
  • CEIAG

KS3 students are able to apply to become a Student Ambassador, a mentor or peer reader: opportunities are open to all students to develop their character and skills.

 

KS4 Curriculum

Students are taught in discrete ICE lessons for 1 hour per week in Year 10 and through tutor time in Year 11. Many topics are also supported by assemblies, drop down days and external visitors/experts.

The KS4 curriculum is a bespoke spiral curriculum that develops from KS3 though the themes below: 

  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • SMSC
  • Fundamental British Values
  • Cooperative Values
  • Keeping safe
  • Online and Media Safety
  • Anti-bullying
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mental Health and wellbeing
  • Physical Health and Fitness
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Basic First Aid
  • Changing Adolescent Body
  • Families
  • Respectful relationships, including friendships
  • CEIAG - external, independent Careers interviews with CxK
 

Students in KS4 are able to further develop themselves through taking an active role within the DSTC community. There are many opportunities for them including:

  • Subject Ambassadors
  • Peer reading schemes
  • Anti-bullying Ambassadors
  • Mental Health Ambassadors
  • LGBTQ+ group
  • Prefects - Year 11

Aspirations and KS5

Students in KS5 benefit from bespoke tutor times and drop down days in many areas of Personal Development. ICE lessons support our students in their growth as young people that in turn supports them in the world of work, future education and in life.