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Learning for Life

LFL (Learning for Life) is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered lessons have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils. Schools, in partnership with parents, have a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world.


We have always taught 'Learning for Life' in school. The Government, has formalised this in a statutory curriculum, Relationships, Sex and Health Education. (RHSE)


At Fixby, the term 'Learning for life' encompasses the following: 


Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is the school subject that deals with real life issues affecting our children, families and communities. It’s concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers.

Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) promotes equality and challenges all forms of prejudice and discrimination. It teaches the importance of safe, caring, healthy, positive and respectful relationships. Teachers will refer to different viewpoints and beliefs on a wide range of issue within RSHE. 

Relationship and Health Education are compulsory elements.

Relationships: Respecting ourselves & others, belonging to a community, Family & friendships, Safe Relationships and Keeping Safe.

Health: Physical health, Mental Well-being, Drugs and Alcohol, Basic First Aid and Growing and changing.

Sex: This is an optional element and is in the consultation process at the present.

British Values  educates children on the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.




Parent Consultation.


LfL (PHSE & RHSE) Long Term Plan

Cycle 2 (2021-2022) Learning for Life Curriculum Overview

Further information: