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.

 

 

 

 

Staying Safe This Summer

Safety and Safeguarding. We want all our students to be safe over the holiday so there are a few things we would like you to be aware of. We have spoken to our local police officers and they have highlighted that in recent weeks there has been an increase in young people climbing on buildings t...

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Sports Awards Evening

Sports Awards Evening

The Sports Award evening, on Monday 10th July, was a fantastic event to celebrate our sporting achievements he...

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Year 9 Leavers Dance Photos

Year 9 Leavers Dance Photos

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YR 8 Survival Trip 2017

YR 8 Survival Trip 2017

On Friday 19th May 9 of our staff took an amazing 96 students on what would be a gruelling but incredibly ...

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Student Council News June 2017

Student Council News June 2017

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Summer Concert 2017 Videos.

Summer Concert 2017 Videos.

Here is the full playlist from our Summer Concert 2017. To view individual videos please see our Youtube ch...

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Ivanhoe Students Excel in STEM Competition

Ivanhoe Students Excel in STEM Competition

A number of our Year 8 and 9 students have been involved in a range of competitions as part of the 3M Young In...

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Year 9 Student Receives Prestigious Award

Year 9 Student Receives Prestigious Award

We are so pleased to share this fantastic news from one of our Year 9 students. Mai Wilkinson was nom...

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PGL Caythorpe 2017 Photos

PGL Caythorpe 2017 Photos

Our Year 7 students had a fun and energetic time on their trip in Lincolnshire, taking part in a huge range of...

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Ski Trip 2017 - Photos

Ski Trip 2017 - Photos

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Fame Jr Photos

Fame Jr Photos

On 27th and 28th April over 30 students performed in this year’s musical production, supported by a team of ...

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The Ivanhoe Communication App

The Ivanhoe Communication App

We are very excited to be able to announce the launch of our new School App for mobile devices. This app,...

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