Life Skills Programme

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

  • Getting to know your class
  • Visit to LRC
  • Careers - £1 Enterprise Challenge 
  • Careers - Introduction to Unifrog
  • Careers - CVs
  • Money Management
  • Politics - Local Council
  • How to be a leader
  • E-Safety
  • Loss & Grief
  • Inappropriate Language
  • Racism
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Introduction to Drugs
  • Mental Health
  • Puberty & Personal Hygiene
  • Healthy Active Lifestyle
  • Feedback & Summary

Year 8 Life Skills

  • Physical Violence
  • Family break down
  • Relationships
  • Careers - Start up enterprise challenge
  • Careers - Skills in the workplace
  • Careers - World of work
  • Being a leader & global advocate
  • Democracy
  • E-Safety
  • Finance
  • Crime & Consequences
  • Sleep
  • Knife Crime & County Lines
  • Smoking
  • First Aid
  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Feedback & Summary of skills learned

Year 9 Life Skills

  • Reality TV Shows
  • Mental Health
  • Cannabis
  • Sexting
  • Self-Esteem
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Careers - Unifrog and options research
  • Careers - CV
  • Racism including black lives matter
  • Grey Areas
  • Homophobia and transgender
  • Pornography
  • One killer punch
  • Dysfunctional Relationships
  • Finance
  • Workshadowing prep (including employment rights)
  • Feedback & Summary of skills learned

Year 10 Life Skills

  • Growth Mindset
  • Mental health and promoting your own wellbeing
  • Mental health - challenging stigmas
  • Democracy & British Values
  • British Values including discrimination
  • Careers - Raising aspirations
  • Careers - Using Unifrog to explore educational routes
  • Careers - Virtual tours, prospectus’ and applications
  • Careers - Employer recruitment process including challenging stereotypes
  • Careers - CV workshop
  • Healthy social media presence
  • Party Safety (including consent, alcohol, drugs, peer pressure)
  • County lines
  • FGM
  • Fertility Health
  • Pregnancy & Family Planning
  • Healthy Decisions
  • Feedback & Summary of skills learned

Year 11 Life Skills

  • Growth Mindset
  • Mental Health - dealing with life changes
  • Healthy balanced lifestyles
  • Careers - Sixth Form and calculating TPS
  • Careers - Online presence
  • Careers - CV update
  • Careers - Interview Practice
  • Finance
  • Psychoactive Substances
  • STI & Contraception
  • Consent & victim blaming
  • Relationships
  • Life beyond Tring School & GCSE’s
  • Feedback & Summary of skills learned

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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