Sensibly Maturely And Responsibly Thinking about our Future
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi
“Life is about creating and living experiences worth sharing.” - Steve Jobs
The recent launch of the SMART Futures department across the whole school aims to develop skills and understanding in order for students to make informed and smart decisions, as well as preparing them for a safe and healthy future. SMART Futures follows a spiral programme that explores personal, social and emotional education; health and wellbeing; careers; citizenship; relationships and sex education and financial education.
Every aspect of Smart Futures focuses on personal development and student welfare, encouraging them to deepen self-awareness and value their school and wider community. Students explore character attributes and challenge themselves to planning and creating opportunities to further develop resilience, communication and organisation skills, initiative and leadership. Our SMART Futures Ambassadors of the school, are trained to support Smart Futures form time sessions and to help pupils within their form to reflect on their SMART Futures targets of the week and evaluate their PiXL Edge Character Attribute activities as they strive for Apprentice, Graduate or Masters level.
2015-16 SMART Futures Days
Outside the Classroom/Visitors
The Smart Futures department provide opportunities for pupils to develop and consolidate learning through trips, such as Year 12’s most recent visit to the Arts Depot where Safe Drive Alive raised awareness to our nearly new drivers. We continue to invite visitors to the school, where students’ knowledge and understanding are enhanced through captivating and inspiring presentations and question and answer discussions. Key Stage 3 have recently experienced showcases from iCare Revolution to broaden an understanding of individual identity and encouraged pupils to campaign against Anti-bullying. Pupils have described sessions as “inspirational” and “thought-provoking” as they apply the skills to ensure they live healthy, happily and safe.
Mrs Amelia Knight Head of SMART Futures KnightA@hendonschool.co.uk