Life Skills

In Year 7, Life skills is taught through the Skills-Based Curriculum (SBC), after that it is taught as discrete lessons, and incorporates Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Citizenship Education and Careers Education.  In Year 10 and above, Life Skills lessons also incorporate aspects of Religious Education and Ethics.  You can find out more about the aims and content of  Life Skills lessons at different stages by looking at the curriculum guides here.



RSE is delivered through SBC and Life Skills lessons and follows a spiral curriculum as students progress through their seven year journey at Rednock.  The RSE policy can be found here.  

A list of the topic areas that are covered as part of RSE can be found here.

Resources for students and parents

It is really important that students are able to access reliable, factual information about the topics covered in Life Skills lessons. Rednock School is not responsible for the links below, however, at the time of writing, the sites listed provided good information about different Life Skills topics.

Alcohol – Resources for students can be found here Resources for parents can be found here  There is also good information at 

Bullying – Resources for students can be found here  Resources for parents can be found here There is also good information about bullying on the Childline website 

Careers – you can see the destinations minisite for links. 


Drugs – Talk to Frank gives practical advice and information about the dangers of drugs.

Finance – NatWest MoneySense resources for students and parents 

Mental health – resources for students and parents can be found on the Young Minds website and at TicPlus 

Online safety –  For information about staying safe using digital media, please visit our Online Safety page.

Relationship abuse  – including pornography, sexting and unhealthy behaviours 

Sex and relationships -There is NHS information here There is also lots of information on the Childline website