The report focusses on the growing importance and impact of essential life skills, both in the work place and to improve life chances of young people. Essential life skills are grouped into five domains; self-control, self-perception, social skills, motivation and resilience. Research to support findings included talking to young people, teachers and employers about life skills. Rather worryingly, 72% of teachers believed that their schools could do more to develop Life Skills.
The report concludes that, as well as dedicated PSHE programmes, “it is crucial that life skills are embedded using a wide range of strategies in school, including integration within the day to day curriculum”
EdisonLearning has created extensive materials to support a dedicated PSHE programme and integration with the day to day curriculum. These materials are used by many of our partner schools to support good PSHE education and life chances for learners.
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