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To advance the education, care and wellbeing of the pupils at the schools, to advance the education of other members of the community.

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Preparing for Adulthood (PFA)

At Southbrook, we are ambitious for our pupils and as such, we have identified the following purpose and aims: 

To provide a broad and specialised curriculum designed to build independence and resilience, and prepare every pupil for the next stage of their education and their lives.   

To provide a safe and nurturing environment in which pupils can experience success, gain key knowledge and develop their understanding of their communities.   

 To meet these aims, there is a heavy focus on the key skills and knowledge needed, and this is delivered in a variety of lessons. Every pupil accesses two PSHE and Life Skills lessons per week, where they learn about daily living skills, relationships, health and choices. In addition to this, pupils receive one session per week of Employability, where they learn and use the skills needed to be successful in the world of work. Employability sessions, alongside our vocational offer (Horticulture / Catering and Hospitality / Functional Life Skills) allow pupils to deepen their understanding of the vital skills needed within a variety of contexts. Finally, each pupil accesses two Preparing for Adulthood sessions, where they can focus on decision-making, their own education and employment ambitions, future planning, financial understanding and work experience. We want all of our pupils to be successful in the next stage of their education, and believe that everyone has a valuable contribution to make to their community and to the workplace.  

 

Year 10 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

Education and Employment 

 

Independent Living 

 

Community participation 

 

Health and Wellbeing 

Emotional wellbeing and resilience.  

Identification of ambitions and developing destination profile 

 

Drug awareness* 

Budgeting, bank accounts and finance.  

Bills calendar and managing money. 

 

Social influences* 

 

Healthy Lifestyles* 

Joining clubs, knowing what is available in the community and how to access it. Where to seek support, help and advice.  

 

Social Skills: Recognising peer pressure and responding to it. Tolerance and respect for diversity. 

 

Mental health 

Recognising abuse and disrespect* 

Work skills: what skills would be needed within different work places, developing an understanding of own strengths and weakness. Action planning using destination profile- identification of actions to achieve ambitions and goals.  

Professional and formal relationships 

 

Positive relationships and values* 

First Aid and dealing with emergencies 

Work experience placements. Self-evaluation of work skills. 

 

Contraception 

Health-related decisions* 

Throughout the year: Travel training, road safety, employability learning sessions, pupil voice and advocacy, talks from visiting professionals to expand, experiences within the community, Careers advice from CSW.  

 

Year 11 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Education and Employment. 

Understanding job roles and expectations. 

 

Independent Living 

 

Community participation 

 

Healthy and Wellbeing 

Review and update Destination Profile  

CV and applications.  Interview techniques. 

Mock interviews.  

 

Relationship safety* 

 

Managing risk* 

Advocacy/ voting/ opinions/ ambitions 

 

Housing/ Living arrangements 

Independence skills 

 

Positive relationships* 

Professional relationships- features, expectations and the difference between personal and formal relationships.  

 

Social Skills: Recognising peer pressure and responding to it. Tolerance and respect for diversity.  

 

Social influences 

Drug awareness* 

Employability Skills- experience of different workplaces and colleges, recognising progress and updating CV 

 

Identifying help when needed: accessing doctors, dentist, hairdresser, accessing therapies, social workers, help at work or college.  

 

Health-related decisions and Self-concept* 

Preparation for college, transition 

 

Consent* 

Throughout the year: Travel training, road safety, employability learning sessions, pupil voice and advocacy, talks from visiting professionals to expand, experiences within the community, Careers advice from CSW. 

*These topics are taught through our PSHE and Life Skills curriculum.