Welcome to Life

LIFE covers Personal Social Health and Economic Education.
It is taught through VMG and across the curriculum
In Years 7 to 10 students are taught one lesson a week throughout the year.

Why are ‘Life’ lessons important?

‘Life’ is a process of individual self-development and the development of others.
‘Life’ lessons encourage students to reflect on their past and consider their future. They enable students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives and understand the world they live in. They develop the qualities and attributes that they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. In global terms, ‘Life’ lessons also educate students as to the plight of others and encourage them to consider how they can improve or enhance others’ lives.
All the units of work are planned to deliver provision to:

  • Develop the learner’s self-awareness and self-management to become successful learners who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Emphasise the importance of individual rights and responsibilities.
  • Support them in developing as members of communities. To become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
  • Encouraging them to develop a voice in learning and in the life and work of the school. Identifying strengths, talents and potential to make progress and achieve.
  • Enable students to transfer and generalise ideas across different contexts.

Some sessions are delivered by external providers to allow students to have the best possible information and provision from specialist in that subject area.


Overview of LIFE across KS3 and KS4


Meet the Team


Miss Holly Findlay

Teacher of Life h.findlay@shafton.outwood.com

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Mr Alex Pearson

Teacher of Life a.pearson@shafton.outwood.com

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Mr Chris Gabraitis

Teacher of Life c.gabraitis@shafton.outwood.com

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Mr Mike Rooke

Teacher of Life m.rooke@shafton.outwood.com

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Mr Phil Jeffries

Teacher of Life p.jeffries@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Dawn Wragg

Teacher of Life d.wragg@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Esther Littlewood

Teacher of Life e.littlewood@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Gill Burgin

Teacher of Life g.burgin@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Jayne Carr

Head of Department j.carr@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Jo Capps

Teacher of Life j.capps@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Linda Dodd

Teacher of Life l.dodd@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Lucy Walker

Teacher of Life l.walker@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Naomi Ryan

Teacher of Life n.ryan@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Shari Fletcher

Teacher of Life s.fletcher@shafton.outwood.com

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Mrs Tracey Allen

Teacher of Life t.allen@shafton.outwood.com

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