Preparation for Adulthood (formerly Life Skills)
One of the primary purposes of school is to prepare pupils for adult life, how to live as independently as possible and to be successful. This involves preparing them for transition to college, social care or employment, and learning how to behave appropriately outside school. They need to learn how to keep themselves safe and how to cope if they get into trouble. Students need to know who they can trust, where dangers lie and how to minimise risk. Learning how to relate successfully to others is a key skill, leading to meaningful interactions and formation of friendships. How to travel independently, manage money and keep yourself clean and smart are all key skills needed to get on in life. If we equip our pupils with these skills then they have the tools needed for a happy, meaningful life.