Life Skills

Growing into responsible, informed global citizens on our journey to excellence.

In Lifeskills our students explore a range of significant and challenging social, political and ethical issues relevant to their daily lives.  They also develop the understanding and skills that they need to achieve their personal goals in the present and the future.

 

Lifeskills curriculum and teaching is designed to give students increasing ownership of their progress and development in school; both academically and socially.  Students are encouraged to try new activities and homeworks are focused towards encouraging students to set and achieve personal goals and challenges.  

Marking and feedback focus on promoting effort and participation in and outside of the classroom, as well as SMSC and PLTS. Lifeskills is very much about helping our students to equip themselves for their present and future lives. 

 

Year 7 Topics 

  • Personal identity and relationships
  • Staying safe
  • Political systems, war and conflict
  • Taking responsibility: personal and social development
  • Sex and personal health education

 

Year 8 Topics 

  • Britishness and immigration
  • British and European politics
  • Finance: savings and entrepreneurship
  • Giving back to the community: Charity
  • Drugs: emotional and physical health
  • The development and purpose of laws

 

Year 9 Topics

  • Developing and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Role of politics in daily life: law-making, healthcare
  • Personal welfare: emotional well-being, healthy approaches to diet and exercise, sexual relationships
  • Developing and maintaining healthy self-esteem; positive management of negative feelings and experiences
  • Communication: personal, social and professional
  • Planning for the future: career ideas, Ashby School Options advice, CVs and interview advice
  • Planning for and managing change (with specific focus on Ashby transition)

 

How does Lifeskills embed cross curriculum literacy skills?

Independent research, formal and creative presentation of work.  Visual literacy, as well as basic sign-language literacy.

 

How does Lifeskills embed cross curriculum numeracy skills?

Teaching of financial management (planning, budgeting), charitable work (money raising).

 

How does Lifeskills link to SMSC and PLTS?

In every lesson, students will be faced with a range of moral, social and political issues and perspectives to consider.
Students are strongly encouraged to consider the impact of each topic on physical and emotional well-being of themselves and those around them.
Topics are covered through a range of activities designed to engage students in the positive development of their own identities, educations and social milieu; within and outside of the school community.

 

 

 

 

Student Council News - October 2017

Student Council News - October 2017

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e-safety at Ivanhoe

During the week of 11th to 15th of September Mr Bellmore & Mr Thornewill were speaking to houses about the importance of staying safe online. Mr Bellmore set our house leaders a challenged, “Can you refill this tube of toothpaste?” The answer they found was no you can’t and much ...

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Chelsea's Choice Performance

Chelsea's Choice Performance

This week our Year 8’s watched a hard hitting play from the Alter Ego Theatre Group. This important edu...

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‘Career Driven Student’

‘Career Driven Student’

Year 8 student Ethan Tomkins is already taking his future into his own hands when it comes to getting the ...

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Year 7 Practical Maths

The Maths Department took advantage of the excitement surrounding Ashby Statutes to get the Year7’s using their maths skills in a practical way in a large scale lesson which took place in the school hall. Students were given an imaginary amount of pocket money and they had to plan their visit and ...

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Careers Fair- Can you Help?

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