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Pupils

Child Development

We aim to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of child development issues in our diverse society. This subject is an excellent starting point for a career in the health, care or education sectors.

The department has teachers who are enthusiastic about the subject and are experienced in this field.

  • Mrs J John (Teacher in Charge of Child Development)
  • Mrs S Chapman (Teacher of Child Development)

Key Stage Four

In Year 10 and Year 11, pupils receive five hours a fortnight of Child Development lessons and are taught in a mixed ability group. In addition to timetabled lessons, we offer sessions at lunchtimes to students who would like extra support.

Exam Specification: OCR - Child Development Cambridge National (J818)

Key Stage Five

Reepham College offers Health & Social Care Cambridge Technical (this is a vocational qualification which is a high-quality alternative to A-Levels). Please see the college website & prospectus for more details.

www.reephamcollege.com/for-students-and-parents/subjects

Accommodation and Resources

Child Development is taught in EN8 which is in the main corridor downstairs. We have an excellent selection of resources including DVDs, booklets, reference books, textbooks and four Real Care virtual babies.

Extra Curricular Activity

  • The virtual babies may be borrowed for the weekend to experience the demands of caring for an infant. Each baby’s computer tracks its care and safe handling which is then evaluated back in school.
  • We often invite professionals to come and talk to students about their job role. Past guests have included midwives, social workers, nurses and nursery staff.
  • The pupils also have the opportunity to witness a young baby’s bath routine and to speak to the parent about his or her experience of being a parent.
  • Year 11 pupils will also attend a first aid session which is run by Ms Pilling.

* For detailed information on the Child Development curriculum, please refer to the Parents Guide to the Curriculum.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

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