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K. Bould
K. BouldLFL Lead Teacher

Learning for life is a carefully planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that enable children and young people to grow and develop as individuals and as valuable members of families and of social and economic communities.

Learning for life provides children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives. It inspires them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in managing their finances effectively. It gives children and young people the skills to reflect on and analyse their own values and equips them to face difficult and sometimes conflicting attitudes they may face in the future.

Through the Learning for Life curriculum students also learn to appreciate diversity and differences between individuals, both at home and worldwide. This in turn helps students to develop mutual respect and tolerance for each other and it supports the learning skills for life.

 As a school we promote British values through:

Democracy – is promoted through the Senior Student Leadership Team (SSLT), a student council, student questionnaires and student voice forums.

The rule of law  – visits from authorities such as the police and fire services, and reinforce the importance of the rule of law.

Individual liberty – is taught through e-safety and Learning for Life lessons that advise students how to exercise their rights and personal freedoms safely.

Mutual respect – The school ethos, behaviour policy and classroom/learning rules revolve around ‘respect; as a core value, and discussions and assemblies focus on what respect means and how it is shown.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs A focus for each term promotes strong Christian values and permeates the school community.

We regularly have assemblies relating to the topics taught, such as fire safety with the Uttoxeter Fire Crew; anti-social behaviour with the local Police and PCSOs; sex education talks from Social Services and the School Nurse; Chelsea’s Choice theatre company and e-safety.