At North Oxfordshire Academy, we are passionate about providing our students with a well-rounded spiral and sequenced curriculum that incorporates the hidden skills and knowledge that will help our students nurture their own personal development. Today’s young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, young people need to learn how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive and balanced way.
Some aspects of our SMSC/FBV/PSHCE/RSHE programme of study incorporate challenging topics, and we make no apologies in ensuring these are delivered to all our students in a safe learning environment. This is so students can ask questions, learn about common misconceptions and prejudices, and be able to make their own informed decisions and choices, after being presented with the full facts.
NOA students benefit from regular, planned PSHCE lessons during Tutor time as well as Extended PSHCE mornings throughout the year.