LORIC (Life Skills)
As part of our commitment to "developing the whole child" students follow a 25 minute programme each morning with their form tutor. Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is embedded into LORIC time. The focus of these daily sessions is to ensure students are well supported as they move through this stage of their development and to enhance Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Comminication skills (LORIC) through a variety of tasks, competitions and House activities. The LORIC experience includes:
EVERYBODY'S VOICE IS IMPORTANT - Students celebrate diversity and look at the impact of stereotyping and discrimination. Friendships and other relationships are explored here too.
PROMOTING RESILIENCE - Students are encouraged to have a growth mindset and explore how they learn. The term empathy is also explored and topics such as bullying are covered.
BEING HEALTHY - This covers a range of topics from drugs and alcohol, health and fitness, nutrition and sex and relationships education.
CAREERS AND ASPIRATIONS - Throughout their time at Huxlow, students will be exposed to a range of opportunities to think about their futures. Careers education will involve guest speakers, trips and understanding the skills and personal attributes needed beyond Huxlow.
MANAGING MONEY - Personal finance in the modern world is taught here. Sessions range from opening a bank account to budgeting and problem solving.
MAKING POSITIVE DECISIONS - A range of sessions covering topical issues such as county lines, drug and knife crime, sex and relationships are covered. Tutors are trained to deliver these sessions in a sensitive fashion.
INTERVENTION/WELLBEING - In Year 10 and 11 students will have specific sessions for subject revision, exam-ready skills and support sessions to support their mental and physical wellbeing.
PIXL Edge Programme
PiXL Edge is an accredited scheme where students work towards the Apprentice, Graduate or Masters award as they develop their LORIC skills. The skills matrix below outlines the different competencies students are working towards in KS3 and KS4 LORIC time.