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 5

  Area of curriculum Topics Key Questions may include
Year 7 Health & Wellbeing Puberty, smoking/vaping What is puberty and when does this happen to a person? Is vaping a cause for concern and if so how should I respond?
Year 8 Relationships Gender identity mental health, unhealthy coping strategies, Fire Service external visitor What is HBT (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) bullying & discrimination? What is mental health & what affects it?
Year 9 Relationships Sexting What is sexting and how to do I stay safe online?
Year 10 Relationships Healthy intimate relationships, contraception What does a healthy intimate relationship look like? What are the different methods of contraception and how effective are they?
Year 11 Relationships The impact of the media and pornography Revenge porn, what is it?
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?















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