Chase Terrace Academy staff pride themselves on the positive relationships they have with our pupils, and these relationships are underpinned by our values of community, tenacity, aspiration and their respect for The CTA Way. The teaching of personal development allows staff to build on their positive relationships and engage pupils in areas of learning outside of the academic curriculum.
We are committed to providing a wide range of experiences and opportunities to all of our pupils. This is to ensure we develop and grow the young people in our care into responsible citizens within their community, enhancing their cultural capital and personal fulfilment.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education forms an important part of our curriculum at Chase Terrace Academy and provides our pupils with opportunities to engage in a wide range of areas that cover several fundamental areas. Topic delivery within PSHE falls into three areas;
•Health and Wellbeing; managing emotions, risks and consequences, influences, body image, role models etc.
•Relationships; diversity, peer influence, marriage, online relationships, consent, inclusion, self-worth etc.
Living in the wider world; equality, stereotypes, spending and budgeting, financial choices etc.
An important feature within Chase Terrace Academy is British Values. Defined as; democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values are taught throughout the curriculum, in PSHE and feature in wider activities such as assemblies and external speakers.
Personal development also encompasses Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education. SMSC is, like British values, delivered through curriculum areas, assemblies, external visitors and activities within the many opportunities we provide for our pupils outside of school.
Pupil Leadership Team
Pupils are at the heart of what we do, and their opinions matter. Our Pupil Leadership Team represents the wider school to enact change, both within the school community and our local community. The team comprises of pupils from Year 7 to Year 11, and they have developed a charter to encapsulate what they stand for:
•To respect the opinions of the pupils in the wider school and encourage them to be tenacious by ensuring their views and opinions are listened to in order to find solutions;
•To respect the other members of the pupil leadership team to promote teamwork and to ensure that the ideas of others are valued;
•To ensure that all pupils are represented so that everyone in the school community feels valued;
•To improve the school community and support the local community with tenacity and dedication;
•To be role models for others to aspire to;
•To aspire to use the opportunities that being part of the pupil leadership team will offer individual development.
Pupils are responsible for organising a number of events across the school year such as charity events, community projects, raising awareness of global and national issues and making improvements to the school building. This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to see themselves as an integral part of the school community and to further their aspirations for the future. It encourages pupils to be tenacious, resilient and to become role models for other pupils in the school. It also provides an excellent opportunity for them to set themselves apart when making applications for further education.