Life Skills

Choices, challenges and changes

This programme aims to help our students develop social skills, communication skills and to raise confidence levels by providing information relevant to their needs in today's society.

The holistic ethos of Brentwood School recognises that students are not just intellects to be brought to their full potential: they are also young people who face dilemmas in all aspects of their lives. Our exciting Life Skills programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives.

What if……

Students left school without knowing how to earn or manage money?

Students left school without understanding the role they play as a citizen of our country?

Students left school without knowing how to cope at university?

Through discussion, drama, speakers, workshops and multimedia presentations, students have the opportunity to make the choices necessary to confront challenges and changes in life and to respond effectively to these important questions.

Pastoral Care
Life Skills supports the pastoral system and strengthens School aims, especially regarding relationships within the School community.

How it works
Each year group has a two-hour session each half term.

Parents' roles
The Life Skills programme also aims to support parents and guardians in their responsibility of preparing young people for the future. Details of each year group programme are issued regularly and materials or information on specific topics are available on request.

Forums for parents are held termly to address particular areas that cause concern; the opportunity to ask questions of specialists is offered at these. They are intended to be informative and convivial, while providing the support growing teenagers need in the 21st Century.