Welcome to the “Everything Else” life skills Department
“Everything Else” is the name that has been given to the schools bespoke life skills programme. The rationale behind this programme was for us to teach all those topics that everybody thought school should teach about life after school. The curriculum has been composed by speaking to other teachers, parents and students. We also engage in analysing current affairs. There are many news stories that worry or intrigue our students. We use our “Everything Else” time to discuss those subjects within the safe confines of a classroom so that students can understand and engage with the modern world.
We have also led many whole school projects and learning experiences for our students. For example, our discussions about the refugee crisis within “EE” lessons led to us participating in the “Salford to Calais” initiative (providing practical support for refugees in the “Jungle” at Calais). This then led to us sending students and teachers to work for a week in the Dunkirk Refugee School in Northern France. In “EE” we like to not only discuss the modern world but to actively engage in helping others. These concepts reflect what Stretford High School is ultimately about.
“EE” has also incorporated the curriculum for the GCSE in Financial Education. This is studied in Year 9 and Year 10.
Meet the “Everything Else” Department
The department team consists of seventeen members of staff. These are:
|Mr C Hirst||Head of “Everything Else” Department|
|Mr A Cooke||Deputy Head of “Everything Else”|
|Mr N Ahmed||Teacher of Design Technology|
|Ms K Gordon||Teacher of PE|
|Ms D Avison||Teacher of MFL|
|Ms P Bailey||Head of PE|
|Mr D Grant||Cover Supervisor|
|Ms P Latham||Teacher of PE|
|Ms T Larkin||Teacher of Nutrition and Hospitality|
|Mr M Richardson||Head of Year 8|
|Ms T Khan||Deputy Head of Maths|
|Ms A Horn||Teacher of Design Technology|
|Ms R Kidd||Assistant Head teacher|
|Ms H Crabtree||Teacher of Drama|
|Mr G Topalian||Teacher of English|
|Mrs M Fielding||Head of Year 10|
The “Everything Else” Department aims: