Our Life Skills curriculum encompasses PSHE, RSE, Citizenship and CEIAG and focusses on the personal development of each student. PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education), RSE (relationships and sex education), Citizenship and CEIAG (careers education, information, advice and guidance) are all designed to equip each student with the skills and knowledge to prepare for, and succeed in, life in modern Britain. The PSHE Association states that, “PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.”
Life Skills is taught across the school-wide curriculum and during bespoke collapsed timetable days. On these days, students will participate in sessions focussed on important issues such as how to administer CPR, online gambling, body modification and checking for breast and testicular cancers. Religious Studies, Computer Science and Drama also incorporates Life Skills into its curriculum at Key Stage 3.
This programme is subject to change and adaptation, depending on current events and issues.