At Clifton Hall, as part of the implementation of the senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence, we are introducing an innovative curricular development that is intended to extend core learning of skills in the senior curriculum. We aim to equip the pupils with skills that they can use in their day-to-day lives, which will help them in further education or employment.

The programme supports the ethos of the school in instilling values of honesty, tolerance, respect for others and a willingness to co-operate and to share. It aims to encourage and support the personal development of our pupils and is concerned with: self-esteem, self-awareness, social development, interpersonal relationships and the development of skills which help pupils to work independently; participate effectively in groups and make their own decisions.

This programme is very much in line with the national review of the curriculum, which has as its aim that all young people are enabled to become confident individuals, successful learners, effective contributors and responsible citizens. National priorities such as enterprise, financial education and citizenship all form part of the programme.

Clifton Hall School will be working in partnership with a number of outside agencies who will supplement staff expertise, particularly in the form of lectures to senior pupils.   We aim to equip all our pupils with life skills as well as academic excellence.

This session we will be working in partnership with:

  • Independent Schools Careers Organisation to provide support for students from S4-S6 with career choice and skills profiling and to support S6 with creation of UCAS applications.
  • Barclay’s Financial Services to provide S4-S6 with Lifeskills Workshops to support interviews and job applications.
  • Whitbread Premier Inns to provide S5 and S6 with Leadership Workshops to support the development of employability skills.

Our intention is that all students will have a good understanding of the world of work and employment opportunities irrespective of the educational and career pathways they choose. This will help all students to manage their careers and develop skills to secure employment and succeed in the workplace.