Education 4 Life (E4L)
Education 4 Life
The ethos for Education 4 Life lessons at Cheltenham Bournside School is to support students to become safe, happy, confident and informed young people, and to help them make educated choices both now and in the future.
Students receive one lesson a fortnight and the lessons follow the PSHE Association spiral curriculum. Aspects of our E4L programme are also embedded within the tutorial programme and year group and House assemblies. We use recommended accredited lessons, as well as welcoming a wide range of external speakers into the school. These include Gloucestershire Constabulary school beat officers, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue - SkillZone, Fearless (Knife Crime), Alter Ego Theatre Company – Chelsea’s Choice and County Lines, the Holly Gazzard Trust, Oddballs and Coppafeel.
As part of the curriculum, we provide many opportunities to develop each child’s personal development, focusing on aspects such as friendships, personal awareness and safety in the community. These are delivered as stand-alone sessions, beyond the classroom, both in and out of school, where appropriate.
Sample E4L lessons - Term 1 & 2
|Area of curriculum||Topics||Key Questions may include|
|Year 7||Health & Wellbeing||Transition to secondary school
|Letter to my future self
How do I get to school safely?
|Financial Decision Making||Fraud, scam emails/calls|
|Year 8||Health & Wellbeing||Drugs
|What is medicinal drug?
How to manage the risks and influences around caffeine.
How to manage the risks and influences around nicotine.
|Living in the wider world||Gender discrimination||Understanding sex and gender
Challenging expectations and choice
|Year 9||Relationships||Healthy and unhealthy friendships, exploitation, substance misuse||What does a healthy relationship look like?
What is exploitation?
What are the risks around alcohol?
|Year 10||Health & Wellbeing||Mental Health
Mental ill health and stigma
|Strategies to promote positive mental health
Identifying different mental health signs - depression, anxiety and stress
|Financial Decision Making||Gambling
|What is gambling?
Difference between recreational and problematic gambling
|Year 11||Living in the wider world||Next steps post 16||Post 16 options
|Relationships||Domestic abuse||Healthy and unhealthy relationships - recap
Teenage relationship abuse
|Year 12||Living in the wider world||Exploring future opportunities Post 18 opportunities||How do I apply to HE institutions and for degree apprenticeships? How do I choose a university provider and course?|
|Year 13||Living in the wider world||Financial choices, managing money, student loans, budgeting, saving, debt||How do I apply for a student loan if I am applying to HE institutions? What bursaries and sponsorships are available post-18?|