Connecting everyday teaching and learning to essential vocational skills

At Walderslade Girls’ School we understand the need and importance of connecting education with the business world which will ensure our students develop the personal and business skills that will fully equip them for the world of work or further education.

We want all of 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
  • To be aware of the world and different cultures
  • To have a good knowledge of the workplace and how to behave

Skills for Life is about equipping students with the vital skills that they need for secondary school and adult life. Students should become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

Skills for Life contains within it the EMPLOY ME acronym. It is referred to during lessons to remind the students which vocation skills they are utilising and developing.

Our EMPLOY ME acronym is displayed in every classroom. A different word from EMPLOY ME is incorporated into each lesson and is referred to by our teaching staff, linking it to the work the students are doing.

Going forward there will be regular Skills for Life Assemblies being held at Walderslade Girls’ School by a variety of individuals, speakers, businesses and organisations to widen the students’ knowledge of the outside world and to give them an additional insight into the many different jobs that are available to them in the future.