Welcome to LIFE & RE

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



Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.

The LIFE curriculum covers a range of areas which allows students to understand how to be a responsible, safe, healthy citizen in all aspects of their lives and the world we live in. LIFE raises student awareness of the plights of different groups in the world and helps to develop an understanding into the multi faceted aspects of our global community.

‘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 and understand multicultural UK.
  • 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.
  • To understand the different religions of the UK and how they enhance society.
  • How to be a responsible citizen.

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

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs J Carr, Head of Department, at j.carr@shafton.outwood.com