Life Skills Education and Student Guidance
- Mrs K Nichols (Link Officer)
Life Skills education and guidance prepares students for the choices, changes and transitions affecting their further education, training, employment and their adult life.
Life Skills lessons are delivered in school by a team of teachers.
The Lower School programme (KS3) is mainly delivered by Form Teachers although additional events to support the programme take place throughout the school year.
The Upper School programme (KS4) is delivered in timetabled lessons and again extra events take place during the school year to support lessons.
Students study a variety of topics including bullying, criminal justice, rights and responsibilities, healthy lifestyles, relationships and identity, socialising and sexual health and in upper school topics also include employability skills, how to write a personal statement and CV, how to complete an application form, how to find work experience, and careers post 16.
The school has a business mentoring programme and selected students in years 9 and 10 are mentored once a month by a member of the local business community. Mentors help students to develop skills such as self confidence, time management skills, how to achieve their goals and how to work in a team.