Philosophy Statement - Health and Social Care/Childare

Our students are taught knowledge that helps enrich the lives of others. We are proud to say that we teach people to help people. Our role is not purely teaching but of mentoring and nurturing each child to achieve a successful outcome that meets their needs.

We believe that students should leave school with key knowledge which is needed to allow them to work effectively in the health, social and early years sectors. The subject content prepares many learners to undertake courses in health, social care and education. The department also shares the whole school philosophy of building skills in oracy and literacy.  Our students are educated to enrich the lives of others.

In addition to a strong base of knowledge we also feel it is important for young people to study Health & Social Care and Childcare to develop the skills which will prepare them for employment, higher education and life. Students develop the skills to become nurses, social workers, health care assistants, support workers, cleaners, midwives, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dentists, teachers and parents.

Health and Social Care is a fully inclusive sector, which provides employment opportunities for all, regardless of academic ability. Key attributes such as care, compassion and consideration towards others are crucial within employment and society collectively. The strong focus on values, morals and ethics, as well as skills such as first aid, observations, communication and child rearing are imperative for all individuals to reach their full potential.

The curriculum offered will provide learners with the ability to cope, develop, and progress through life, enhancing their future opportunities.

Contact Details

Jesmond Park Academy
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

Use postcode NE7 7HN, the main entrance is on Newton Road

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