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

  • Body Image & Self Esteem
  • Bullying
  • Careers / Unifrog
  • Diversity
  • E-safety
  • Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
  • Healthy Active Lifestyle
  • Introduction to Drugs
  • Loss & Grief
  • Mental Healthiness
  • Misogyny & Sexism
  • Money Management
  • Opportunities at Tring School / CV on Unifrog
  • Oracy Project
  • Puberty & Hygiene
  • Racism
  • Resilience

Year 8 Life Skills

  • Active Citizenship
  • Careers - Skills / Unifrog
  • Careers - World at Work
  • Consent & Healthy Relationships
  • Family Breakdown
  • Futures
  • Goal Setting for Growth Mindset
  • Group Aggression in Sport
  • Harmful Online Behaviours
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Knife Crime / County Lines
  • Mental Health
  • Money Matters
  • Physical Violence
  • Self Esteem & Physical Appearance
  • Sexting
  • Sleep
  • Smoking & Vaping

Year 9 Life Skills

  • Careers and the Future
  • Careers - Considering Option Choices
  • Considering Option Choices
  • Contraception
  • Cost of Living
  • Drugs
  • GCSE Mindset
  • Goal Setting & Growth Mindset
  • Grooming
  • Homophobia & Transphobia
  • Loss & Grief
  • Mental Health & Self Esteem
  • Money Matters
  • Personal Safety
  • Pornography
  • Respectful Intimate Relationships
  • STIs & General Sex Q&A
  • Work Shadowing

Year 10 Life Skills

  • Careers 
    • Exploring Post 16 Options - Sixth Form
    • Exploring Post 16 Options - Apprenticeships
    • Recruitment / CV / Interviews
  • Celebrating Differences
  • County Lines & Knife Crimes
  • Democracy & British Values
  • Eating Disorders
  • Everyday Sexism & Victim Blaming
  • Family Planning
  • Fertility Health
  • FGM
  • Finance
  • Gender Identity & Sexuality
  • Growth Mindset including GCSE Study Skills, GCSE pod etc
  • Healthy Decisions
  • Healthy Social Media Presence
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Understanding Racism

Year 11 Life Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Consent & Sexual Health
  • Exploring Next Steps
  • Goal Setting & Year 11 Mindset
  • How To Manage Break Ups
  • How To Prepare For Adult Life
  • Interviews
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Managing Exam Stress  Effective Preparation
  • Managing Your Money
  • Mentally Preparing For Exams
  • Normalising Sex
  • Online Professional Presence
  • Psychoactive Substances

Year 12 Life Skills

  • Active Citizenship Presentations
  • Body Image
  • Cancer Awareness
  • Consent
  • CV & Interview Skills
  • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Final Celebration
  • Futures Launch
  • Holocaust Presentation
  • Launching Active Citizenship
  • Mental Healthiness
  • Money Management
  • Personal Safety & Managing Risk
  • Personal Statements
  • Personal Statement Writing
  • Promoting Your Bold Voice
  • Relationships
  • UCAS / Careers
  • WEX Prep
  • WEX Week

Year 13 Life Skills

  • Body Image
  • British Values
  • Celebrations
  • Clearing
  • Contraception & Fertility
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • First Aid
  • Mental Healthiness
  • Pornography
  • Recruitment Practices & Life In The Workplace
  • Student Finance
  • Thriving Post Tring School
  • UCAS / CV / Applications

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.

Child Safety Online

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


Childline – 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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