Life Skills

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.

Year 7

  • Managing the move to secondary school
  • Different relationships (family and friends)
  • My digital footprint
  • Mental Health and self-esteem
  • Healthy living

Year 8

  • Managing peer influence
  • Digital literacy
  • An introduction to sexuality and consent
  • Tolerance and inspiration

Year 9

  • Managing conflict
  • Peer influence and illegal substances
  • Healthy relationships and consent
  • GCSE options and career routes
  • Relationships and sexuality
  • Reflecting on successful learning skills

Year 10

  • Managing risk in the wider world
  • Managing relationship break down
  • Citizenship
  • Criminal behaviours
  • Homophobia and transphobia
  • Transition to Year 11

Year 11

  • Managing college applications and interviews
  • Self-esteem and coping with stress
  • Taking responsibility for the future
Huddersfield Road, Mossley,
Ashton-Under-Lyne OL5 9DP
T: 01457 832491