Preparation for Adult Life (PAL)
To empower young people to make informed decisions and take control of their own lives. To empower students to become reflective, effective and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
This purpose is pursued by using the applied life themes of:
- Informed consent
- Expressing how you feel (communication)
- Bumps in the road
- Critical capacity
- Childlike curiosity
British Values Coverage
Democracy - Local, national, international, active citizenship
All students take part in mock elections during national elections and referendums
The Rule of Law
Sex education and drugs education, employment and consumer rights
Celebrating our individual and unique identities and appreciating the diversity of our communities
Mutual Respect for those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
Units designed to complement RE units taught in Years 7-9 humanities.
There are Deep Learning Days on British Values for Years 7-9, which include units on:
- Identity and belonging in multicultural and multi-faith Southwark
- What is Democracy?
- Bullying and Discrimination, with a focus on being an up-stander rather than a by-stander
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Coverage
Celebration of diversity – including ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and beliefs
Celebrating individuality within a diverse society.
Mutual respect and understanding
Appreciating the similarities in our ‘moral compass’
We support and expect our students to show 100% commitment, 100% of the time always aspiring to do their best for both themselves and others.
There are also specific units which address our CARES values in more depth in both year 7 and year 8:
Year 7: Spring 2:
- Introduction to wellbeing
- Positive qualities
- Tonic or toxic?
- Sweet trading
- Kindness and gratitude
- Happiness across cultures
Year 8: Autumn 1:
Growth Mindset & Resilience
- Intro to GM
- Negative thoughts
- Overcoming obstacles
- Unexpected life events
|Year 7||year 8|
Transition – physical and emotional changes in the teenage years
|Growth Mind set and Resilience
Identity and Influences – Agents of Socialisation
|Sex and Relationship Education
|Summer||Work Related Skills
Applied Life Themes