Life Skills Education is a planned programme of learning at Warminster.
As part of a whole school approach, Life Skills develops the qualities and attributes pupils needs to thrive as individuals, family members and positive citizens living in the wider world. We aim to prepare our pupils for adult life through teaching the skills they need to develop their emotional intelligence, raise their self-confidence, encourage them to make safe and well-informed choices, understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle in both body and mind, have respect for others and develop and maintain positive relationships.
Life Skills incorporates the formal teaching of key life skills. Each pupil in the Prep School and Senior School has regular timetabled Life Skills lessons. In the Sixth Form the pupils have Life Skills carousel lessons each half term covering a range of relevant topics such as Safe Driving and Emotional Wellbeing. The Sixth Form pupils also experience a range of Life Skills themed lectures during the year including drug and alcohol awareness. Life Skills is taught by a team of Life Skills teachers in the Senior School.
Throughout the school we focus on three key areas of learning- Health and Wellbeing, Healthy Relationships and Living in the Wider World (incorporating citizenship and financial awareness). Life Skills lessons are further supported by assemblies and tutor time discussions and other activities.
The internet is a wonderful resource, and in many ways it is difficult to think of life without it, but as a school we feel it is very important that our pupils are equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding about how to navigate the internet safely and appropriately.
We have a structured programme of E-Safety which is covered in Life Skills lessons and Computing lessons.
We also offer parent E-safety information evenings in order to support parents' understanding of how to support their children to navigate all the wonderful things that the internet has to offer in a safe and appropriate way.
Life Skills at Warminster School works with our strong pastoral system to support our pupils' mental health. We explicitly teach about mental health in our Life Skills lessons.
For further information please get in touch with Georgia Jukes, Head of Life Skills.