Stranton Primary School

Stranton Primary School

"Only the best is good enough"

Life Skills Curriculum

Life Skills Curriculum

 

 

The Sutton Trust report on ‘Life-skills’ – supported by numerous Education Endowment Foundation research projects; highlight a number of key findings.

 

  • Adult life requires a range of skills in order for people to flourish, both in the workplace and in their daily lives, from the confidence and motivation to seek challenges and complete tasks, to the interpersonal skills that aid teamwork and other social interactions. These essential life skills are crucial to people achieving their potential, and therefore it is natural that they should also lie at the heart of our education system.

 

  • Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in particular don’t have access to the benefits that enrichment activities outside the classroom can bring, such as debating, volunteering and the performing arts

 

  • With increasing automation, it is the ability to show flexibility, creativity and teamwork that are increasingly becoming just as valuable, if not more valuable, than academic knowledge and technical skills.

 

  • Every young person should have the opportunity to build their confidence, motivation and resilience in ways that will benefit them for life.

 

 

 

With this in mind and in line with our overall ethos of providing the very best education, opportunities and experiences, we will be delivering a life Skills Curriculum to our children on a weekly basis.

 

We feel this will prepare our children for life outside of School by:

 

  • Finding new ways of thinking and problem solving
  • Developing self-confidence, self-worth, self-awareness and resilience in all students.
  • Developing employability skills and supporting challenging career aspirations
  • Developing principles, values and integrity
  • Developing physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Developing financial capability.