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Wellbeing, Achievement, Communication, Independence & Live Life Well

At Limpsfield Grange our aim is for all of our students to become happy, healthy, empowered and included adults, who participate in, and contribute towards society. To enable our students to be happy and active citizens we have created a curriculum underpinned by our four areas for development:

  • Wellbeing (W)
  • Achievement (A)
  • Communication (C)
  • Independence (I)

The areas of wellbeing, achievement, communication and independence (WACI) present the greatest barriers to learning and success for students at Limpsfield Grange.

To help us deliver our WACI areas we have created a new subject called Live Life Well. Live Life Well is delivered on Friday afternoons, and incorporates PSHE and Citizenship with wellbeing communication and independence, to give the girls the skills and knowledge that they need to prepare them for the next stage of their lives. Listed below are some of the areas that we cover in Live Life Well:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise
  • Personal hygiene
  • Managing anxiety
  • Identifying and managing emotions
  • Promoting positive mental wellbeing
  • Self-esteem and positive body image
  • Sex & Relationships Education
  • Friendships and managing relationships with others
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Work experience
  • Volunteering
  • Learning to learn
  • Building awareness of society around us and the wider world
  • Democracy
  • How to study independently
  • How to revise
  • Careers awareness
  • The world of work

We would like to work together with parents, carers and members of our wider community to ensure that the girls develop their wellbeing, achievement, communication and independence, to enable them to be adults who participate in, and contribute to society.

Listed below are some areas that we would like parents and carers and family members to work on with the girls, to ensure that they are well prepared for the next stage of their life.

Year 7 & 8

  • Ensuring that your daughter can cross the road safely independently
  • Developing your daughter’s independence skills in a range of contexts
  • Encouraging your daughter to pay for items in shops
  • Ensuring that your daughter can make a snack and can make her own breakfast
  • Supporting your daughter to develop friendships with her peers
  • Supporting your daughter to repair friendships when they have gone wrong
  • Supporting your daughter to identify and manage her emotions
  • Ensuring that your daughter has regular responsibilities at around the home
  • Encouraging your daughter to develop her self-care skills
  • Ensuring that your daughter is safe on line through monitoring her on line usage
  • Ensuring that your daughter is using social media appropriately
  • Supporting your daughter to complete homework independently
  • Making your daughter aware of the facilities in your home area
  • Ensuing that your daughter is known to services in your home area

Year 9 & 10

  • With your daughter, looking at colleges, sixth forms and other special schools that offer post 16 provision
  • Talking what your daughter about courses they would like to take post 16
  • Ensuring that your daughter has a bank account
  • Ensuring your daughter pays for items in shops regularly
  • Ensuring that your daughter can prepare a light meal
  • Supporting your daughter to travel independently in your home area
  • Ensuring that your daughter is safe on line through monitoring her on line usage
  • Ensuring that your daughter is using social media appropriately
  • Supporting your daughter to complete homework independently
  • Making your daughter aware of the facilities in your home area
  • Working with your daughter to promote positive mental emotional & physical wellbeing
  • Ensuing that your daughter is known to services in your home area

Year 11:

  • Ensuring that your daughter has applied to a post 16 provider (January – April of Year 11)
  • Ensuring that your daughter has a bank account and is using it regularly
  • Encouraging your daughter to shop independently
  • Ensuring that your daughter can make her own lunch or tea independently
  • Ensuring that your daughter is travelling independently in your home area
  • Ensuring that your daughter is safe on line through monitoring her on line usage
  • Ensuring that your daughter is using social media appropriately
  • Making your daughter using of the facilities in your home area regularly
  • Supporting your daughter to manage exam anxiety stress and pressure
  • Supporting your daughter to revise
  • Supporting your daughter to leave LGS
  • Supporting your daughter to see her friends from LGS once she has left
  • Planning for the summer after GCSEs – leaving school and an unstructured summer can be very difficult for the girls to manage
  • Ensuing that your daughter is known to services in your home area and that services are aware that she will be leaving LGS at the end of Year 11