We are part of the Skills For Life Trust and share the belief that education is not for students but for the adults they will become; preparing you for the future. We follow the Trust’s Skills for Life Programme which encourages young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
‘Skills for Life’ is at the heart of all we do within Walderslade Girls’ School both within the curriculum and in extracurricular activities.
We encourage our students to reach their full potential both in their academic and personal progress throughout their time at school and to follow the values everyday whether they are in school or out.
Our Mission Statement
To nurture and develop all people in our Trust so that they reach their full potential academically, vocationally, and personally, including being positive role models for future generations in the community. We will achieve this by providing high quality values-based education that cultivates employability and life skills making our schools the first choice for young people, parents, carers, staff and employers.
As part of the Skills for Life Trust both Greenacre Academy and Walderslade Girls School has the fantastic opportunity of being able to offer students the chance to work alongside local business people as part of a mentoring programme. The mentoring programme is designed to not only promote academic success with students but also prepare them for their ongoing career journey. We want to help them be competitive in the workplace by supporting them with CV writing and applications, by helping them to prepare and complete successful interviews and by giving them the skills to ensure they are able to continually excel in the workplace.
We want all our students to have the essential skills for their future whatever they decide to do;
• Confident and equipped with soft skills
• Equipped with life skills so they can be independent
• Understand their role in the community and wider society
• Fully equipped and ready to get the best out of their secondary education
• To be aware of the world and different cultures
• Have a good knowledge of the workplace and how to behave
Regular Skills for Life/Career Assemblies are held by a variety of individuals, businesses and organisations to widen the childrens’ knowledge of the outside world and to give them an insight into the many different jobs that are available.
Here a few examples of Skills for Life assemblies that have been held:
- Empowering Women (International Women’s Day) by Brandie from Speakers for Schools
- Cat’s Protection League and Careers
- NHS Enact performance on roles within the NHS
- TikTok Boyband performance on cyber bullying
We started our Skills for Life programme to help to achieve our mission by embedding the values within the curriculum and daily lessons. Our strategy is an integral part of our school, equipping children with the vital skills they need for secondary school and adult life. We believe that every child can reach their potential and our caring and dedicated staff will allow them to achieve this. Students should become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.