Life Skills

Life Skills is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities.  It equips them with knowledge and practical skills to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives.

Life Skills also enables young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

A number of subjects fall under the umbrella of Life Skills; PSHE education, Careers Education Guidance and Work Related Learning.

Year 7 Life Skills

  • Introducing the Charter
  • Enterprise £1 challenge
  • How to be a leader
  • Money management
  • Introduction to Unifrog
  • CV & Unifrog
  • E-safety
  • Local council
  • Inappropriate language
  • Loss & grief
  • Racism
  • Anti-bullying
  • Mental health
  • Introduction to drugs
  • Puberty & personal hygiene
  • Healthy active lifestyle

Year 8 Life Skills

  • Charter and Expectations
  • Democracy
  • Enterprise Challenge & Active Citizenship
  • Careers - Skills
  • Careers - World at Work
  • Being a leader and global advocate
  • Finance
  • E-Safety
  • Physical Violence
  • Family Breakdown
  • LGBTQ+
  • Misogyny
  • Relationships
  • Sleep
  • Knife Crime
  • Smoking
  • First Aid
  • Mental Health & Feedback

Year 9 Life Skills

  • Charter and Expectations
  • Cannabis
  • Self-esteem
  • Cost of Living and Inflation
  • Counter Terrorism & set One Killer Punch for homework
  • Racism
  • Loss & Grief
  • Gender Identity & Phobia
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Sexting
  • STI & Contraception
  • Grooming
  • Pornography
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Workshadow Preparation & Feedback

Year 10 Life Skills

Year 9 rollover lessons

  • Workshadowing follow up
  • Growth Mindset
  • Mental Health
  • Self Defence

Year 10

  • Charter & Expectations
  • Finance
  • Democracy & British Values
  • Understanding Racism
  • Careers - Exploring Options
  • Careers - Apprenticeships
  • Careers - Recruitment & CV
  • Careers - Virtual Tours, Prospectus’ and applications
  • Healthy Social Media Presence
  • Everyone’s Invited & Everyday Sexism
  • Party Safety
  • County Lines & Knife Crime
  • Eating Disorders
  • Neurodiversity
  • FGM
  • Fertility Health
  • Healthy Decisions
  • Family Planning & Feedback

Year 11 Life Skills

  • Expectations, CV & ELD preparation
  • Interview & ELD preparation 
  • Exploring options 1
  • Exploring options 2
  • Citizenship - a privilege or right?
  • Finance 
  • Online professional presence
  • Intimate relationships
  • STI & contraception
  • Consent & victim blaming
  • How to manage break ups
  • Psychoactive substances
  • How to prepare for adult life

Year 12 Life Skills

  • Welcome to Sixth Form
  • Body Image & Enhancement
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Managing Risk and Personal Safety
  • Relationships
  • Consent
  • Promoting your bold voice
  • Money Management
  • CV & Interview Skills
  • Active Citizenship Presentations
  • Futures Launch
  • Personal Statements & Cover Letters 1
  • UCAS / Careers
  • Degree Apprenticeships
  • Work Experience Prep
  • Final Reflections & Celebration

Year 13 Life Skills

  • Welcome back - Opportunities
    CV writing
  • Recruitment Practices
  • Driving Safety
  • Life in the workplace
  • Beating exam stress
  • Student Finance
  • British Values
  • Drinking & Driving
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Party first aid
  • Pornography
  • Contraception & Fertility
  • How to survive adult life
  • Reflections & Celebrations

Websites for Teenage Wellbeing

Hectors house websiteSuicide Prevention

Hector Stringer took his own life at the age of 18. His family set up Hector’s House in his memory as a signposting charity, with the aim to stop suicide and the stigma around mental health issues. Hector's House is a local charity - Hector was a student at Tring School.

Childline Calm Zone

There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of the childline calm zone breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

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Please click here to see a guide produced by Internet Matters

NHS - Sleep & tiredness

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed.  Click here for healthy sleep tips.

Drug Awareness

For friendly, confidential drugs advice Talk to Frank

Bullying & Substance Abuse offer a free online resource that provides information about adolescent bullying, addiction, and mental health issues.

Sexual Health & Wellbeing

Go to Brook for advice

Quit Smoking

The under 18s guide to quitting smoking Livewell & Quit Smoking


Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.


Learn to meditate and live mindfully.  Headspace

Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier and more caring world

Our patron is The Dalai Lama and our members take action to increase wellbeing in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Our vision is a happier world, with fewer people suffering with mental health problems and more people feeling good, functioning well and helping others.

Anna Freud - Transforming Children's Mental Health 

Our vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life. We will continue to promote resilience and wellbeing in children, young people and families, as we have for over 60 years.

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