Global, Social and Ethics Programme

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Global, Social and Ethics Programme
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Former Skippers pupil creates drone video of school grounds. Watch it now.

Former pupil Verity and her mum, Karen, reflect on their time at Skippers - watch video

Find out about our Challenge Award for Years 6, 7 and 8, here.

Book a tour of the school with our Headmaster, Mr. Hammond here.

Watch a video of our Woodland Explorers programme in action here.

Global, Social and Ethics Programme

In Year 7, the children take the next step by embarking on a new way of learning through our Global, Social and Ethics (GSE) Programme. GSE is a forward-looking approach based on the latest research into learning, which builds 21st century skills to prepare our pupils for the future. 

One of Skippers' development themes is to promote the skillset of 21st century learners. The workplace is rapidly evolving and the advent of machine thinking and a globally connected workforce will require a rather different approach to employment when the children currently at Skippers go out into the wider world. Problem solving, critical thinking and innovation skills will be at the forefront, with creativity right at the top of the list.

In GSE we draw together knowledge from a broad range of subjects and apply this to real world contexts. The subjects included are:

The projects the children work on offer opportunities for communication, collaboration and self-direction which has shown great levels of enthusiasm, adaptability and initiative from the pupils.

Our staff also improve their 21st Century mindset as the need for collaboration, creativity and adaptability from the teachers is vital to the success of the project.

For more information on how GSE works and the first topic, click here.
 

Sussex topic

The first topic the children embark on when they start GSE in Year 7 is the Sussex topic where the children must produce an ebook based on their learning.

As part of the children's reflection of the first Sussex topic, four of the Year 7s recorded a podcast where they discussed the impact of independent learning as well as what they enjoyed, didn't enjoy and what they found difficult.

Here's some key quotes from the podcast of what the children thought:
"It helped because it kind of gave us more skills"
"The geographical and historical knowledge kind of just came into one"
"It made you more aware of what was going on around in your area"
"My favourite bit was going on the trip because I got a better understanding of everything"
"Doing it by ourselves shows that we have all got different ideas because our projects were completely different"
"The research was quite easy but then it was selecting what you needed and what was not important"
 

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