KS3

Life Skills

Names of staff, role & contact details

Ms S Wild
Life Skills Coordinator
swd@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Year 7

Term 1
Transition to Secondary School
Healthy Choices
Diversity Prejudice & Bullying

Term 2
Careers Unit
Enterprise Project

Term 3
Risks of Tobacco and other substances
Managing Puberty
Saving, spending & budgeting money.

Year 8

Term 1
Drugs & Alcohol Use
Global Acts of Unity
Human Rights

Term 2
Careers Unit
Enterprise Project

Term 3
Introduction to relationships, sex & consent
British Society – Democracy in action

Year 9

Term 1
Welcome to the Real World!
Gambling
Conflict resolution
Media, Sex & Relationships

Term 2
Careers Unit
Enterprise Project

Term 3
Stop Stigma

How and when is my child assessed?

The Life Skills Department do not carry out formal assessment as this would be inappropriate due the nature of the topics and skills studied. We mark work completed in books to ensure high levels of engagement and that understanding is taking place.

How to support your child in Life Skills:

We would encourage you to discuss the issues that are raised during lessons. The three main themes we examine are Relationships (including sex education), Health & Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World. These three themes should help to equip the students at Baines with knowledge about their futures, decision making, ability to remain safe in different environments and how to interact with others. We also look at Careers within Life Skills and the students partake in an enterprise project once a year in KS3.