Aims of the Education for Life curriculum
All students in follow a timetabled course in Education for Life that includes careers education, sex and relationships education, drugs education, citizenship and study skills.
At Rushmoor all lessons are planned in accordance with our aims and vision.
Our aim is that all our pupils are provided with Sex and Relationship Education and Drugs Education which reflects our ethos and values whilst empowering our pupils to make good informed decisions for their future well-being, free of exploitation and leading to fulfilled lives. We aim to provide the pupils with accurate knowledge within a framework that promotes healthy living and good morals and ethics.
Enterprise, work related learning and career education and guidance are studied through a series of activities and experiential learning situations which explore real issues that may be faced as adults. Work experience forms an important part of this and all students are encouraged to participate in a week's placement in Year 10. There is also the opportunity to be part of the Enterprise week at the school, where we have external speakers, visits to businesses in Bedford and career workshops.
We have a large library which also has career information which is open during lunchtimes and after school. In addition to reference books and brochures for sixth form colleges, it also houses computers which run a variety of programs which enable students to use on line facilities to match themselves to career ideas.
Our Education for Life programme is broad and balanced. We are well supported by a wide range of outside speakers from a cross section of society including our Police Liaison services, the Samaritans, health care experts and financial experts.
There is a full careers programme, starting at the upper end of the Middle Years and continuing through to the end of Year 13. This includes visiting speakers. The school works closely with Bedford Connexions to ensure that pupils are given the opportunity to explore their options for learning and employment.
The careers programme aims to provide information about, and encourage an individual interest in the world of work so that students may ultimately