LORIC (Life Skills)
As part of our commitment to “developing the whole child”, students follow a 30 minute programme each morning with their form tutor. Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is embedded into LORIC time. The focus of these daily sessions is to ensure students are well supported as they move through this stage of their development and to enhance Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication skills (LORIC) through a variety of tasks, competitions and House activities. The LORIC experience includes:
- Them and Us – looking at identity, prejudice and discrimination, respect and other Citizenship issues
- Health and Wellbeing – covering healthy lifestyles, drugs, alcohol and smoking, mental health, online‐safety, resilience and mindset
- Careers – looking at apprenticeships, the world of work and becoming job ready
- Sex and Relationship Education – exploring age‐appropriate topics to ensure students are empowered to make positive decisions
PIXL Edge Programme
PiXL Edge is an accredited scheme where students work towards the Apprentice, Graduate or Masters award as they develop their LORIC skills. The skills matrix below outlines the different competencies students are working towards in KS3 and KS4 LORIC time.