Life Skills are at the very heart of our belief that every child should be taught how to lead a healthy, safe and productive lifestyle and become active citizens who make a positive contribution to society. The most personal, social and attitudinal learning should be implicit and be embedded in the day to day life of the Academy – the way we communicate and respect each other; the way we conduct ourselves; our approach to nutrition and exercise; health and safety and the good maintenance of our environment. We also believe in the need for an explicit and directly taught curriculum focusing on Sex and Relationships and Health Education; work related learning and the wider issues around social, emotional and attitudinal learning. We intend our students to respect and uphold the law and the processes of democracy and to reflect the British values of respect, harmony and tolerance that we strive to instil into the young people of Droylsden.
We base our work on the strands that are listed in the National Curriculum, the statutory guidance relating to Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education and the Gatsby Benchmarks, as well as non-statutory guidance from organisations like the PSHE Association.
This is implemented in three ways:
The Distinct Curriculum:
The Generic Curriculum: