At Neale-Wade we aim to make our Life Skills curriculum vibrant by providing several outside speakers, gaining hands on life skills and fundraising. There are also a variety of trips for both information and guidance and for fun.

Below is the outline of activities in Year 12 which take place during the Life Skills Sessions:


  • Starting the Post 16 Journey
  • Study Skills
  • Student Leadership
  • Planning external work experience
  • Prevent Training
  • Testicular & Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Body Image


  • Learning to Drive - DVSA
  • Apprenticeships
  • Teenage Illnesses
  • Individual Mentor Sessions


  • Yoga and Sport for Mental Health
  • Self Defence
  • Terence Higgins Trust
  • Well-Being Mentors


  • Individual Mentor Sessions
  • Crafting
  • Christmas Quiz


  • Unifrog Careers
  • Appreciating other Faiths
  • Study Skills
  • Police Awareness – Gangs, County Lines & Weapons


  • Dhiverse – Consent and Sexual Harassment
  • National Citizenship Scheme (NCS)
  • Yoga and Sport for Mental Health


  • Drugs Alert
  • Gym Inductions
  • Individual Mentor Sessions
  • Revision Planning & Preparing for Exams


  • CPR
  • Finance for Life
  • Anglia Ruskin University – Student Finance Talk


  • UCAS Applications & CV Workshops
  • Gap Years
  • Individual Mentor Sessions


  • Personal Statement & CV Writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Year 12 Work Experience week
  • Work Experience review


  • Alumni Talks
  • End of Year Trip


We also offer educational trips and visits to various destinations:

•    The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye
•    European Visit
•    University Open Day
•    Alton Towers
•    Social Science Taster Day
•    Geography Field Trip

In Year 13 our focus from September to December is UCAS, apprenticeships, CV writing and interview skills.

From January onwards we want each of our Year 13 students to have a very specific mentoring session.  This means the personal development slot is used for academic mentoring sessions on a one-to-one basis.  This includes discussion around study skills, attendance, future dreams, and current performance.