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Welcome to the Learning For Life at Prenton High School. This subject used to be called Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) but we decided that Learning For Life better reflects the purpose of the subject here at Prenton.

Our Learning For Life programme is designed to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. In a rapidly changing world, we recognize the importance of fostering well-rounded individuals who are equipped to navigate the challenges of adolescence and beyond. Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students have one, timetabled lesson per week and Year 10 and Year 11 have one lesson every fortnight. Learning For Life dovetails seamlessly with our Careers and Student Engagement provision to give our students a rich and meaningful personal development experience.

1. Holistic Approach: Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including mental and physical well-being, relationships, personal finance, and citizenship. The exploration of these topics is underpinned by SMSC development and British Values.

2. Interactive Learning: We employ interactive and engaging teaching methods, ensuring that students actively participate in discussions, activities, and real-world scenarios. This fosters a supportive and open learning environment that is sensitive to the needs of our learners.

3. Life Skills Development: Beyond academic achievement, our focus is on developing essential life skills such as critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and resilience. These skills are crucial for success both in and outside the classroom.

4. Current and Relevant Content: Our curriculum is regularly updated to reflect contemporary issues and societal changes. This ensures that students are well-informed about the world around them and can make informed choices.

5. Partnerships and Support: We collaborate with parents, external agencies, and the wider community to provide additional resources and support. Together, we create a network that nurtures the well-being and success of our students.

6. A spiral curriculum: Our curriculum is designed so that the big topics are revisited and explored at age-appropriate points during the learning journey. This allows students to build solid understanding of overarching principles before looking at how these ideas might play out in different, real-world scenarios.

We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities for personal and social development with us by looking at the Learning Journey overview by clicking on the tab above. If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact us.

Mr P Furlong | Subject Leader – Learning for Life | furlongp@prentonhighschool.co.uk