LIFESKILLS (PCSHE) at Magdalen
In the ever changing, diverse world in which we live, all students need to be equipped with the understanding, knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves safe and healthy, physically, mentally and socially. They need to be prepared for life and work, whilst developing the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their lives effectively.
This is achieved through a programme of study which is designed to support our students in developing relevant and appropriate life skills, through lessons, assemblies, extended learning days, guest speakers, and visits, and through encouraging students’ full involvement in school life including the Magdalen diploma, sports teams, music clubs, drama productions, peer mentoring, bullying ambassadors and fund raising and so on.
What are the overall aims and objectives for PCSHE at Magdalen College School?
- To provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
- To enable students to have the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to lead a happy, healthy and successful life.
- To enable students make good to outstanding progress in lessons and develop social and emotional aspects of learning (self-awareness; managing feelings; motivation; empathy; social skills).
- To ensure that students have accurate and relevant knowledge opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding, with opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
- To enable students to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and community
- To enable pupils to learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
- To enable students to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
- To ensure that pupils learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning
LIFE SKILLS Topics covered from year 7-13