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Life Skills - Year 7 and 8

Life Skills is a programme being delivered to all students Year 7 and 8 for 1 hour a week. It is a school subject through which Maltby Academy students will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.

Our ambition is to ensure that through Life Skills all Maltby Academy students will be able to keep themselves and others safe and healthy, manage their own behaviour and relationships and to know and be able to independently access the sources of support they need.

The Life Skills programme is organised into three core themes: ‘Health and wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘Living in the wider world’.

In Year 7 and 8, students build on the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. ‘Life Skills’ acknowledges and addresses the changes that learners are experiencing, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students are encouraged to manage diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media. Life Skills allows them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.

The themes through which students will learn are as follows: