Life Skills is an amalgamation of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education and Guidance. The Life Skills programme is taught by tutors on a Friday and is supplemented by outside speakers. Through Life Skills, students have the opportunity not only to visit relevant topics for their personal development, but also to build their skills of critical thinking, communication and problem solving. The programme covers both British Values and our own Academy Values.
Activities and teaching in Life Skills contributes to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:
- Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Students being aware of their health (physical, mental and sleep)
- Educated on sex education and related topics
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to modern society
PSHE - personal, social, health and economic education, is conveyed in new interrelated units of study for both Key Stages 3 and 4. These units cover: personal wellbeing, economic wellbeing and financial capability, social and health education, including sex education, sleep education, mental health, relationship education, internet safety, crime, racism, homophobia, extremism, emergency services, first aid, alcohol and drugs, human rights, options, the social and emotional aspects of learning, careers education, enterprise, financial capability and work-related learning.