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Set for Life

At RFSS our Personal Development curriculum extends beyond the academic and supports our students in the many diverse aspects of life.


We aim to provide students with the opportunities to focus on their personal development and character in order to ensure all students grow as active, healthy and engaged citizens and are ultimately ‘Set For Life’ when they leave our school.

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Create the highest grandest 

vision possible for your life, 

because you become what 

you believe. 


Oprah Winfrey

We recognise that in a national study that was undertaken at the start of 2021, only 47% of students who were ready to leave school, felt that they were equipped to flourish and thrive in the real-world. In addition to this, only 2 in 5 business owners believed school-leavers to be prepared for life, as part of the same study. These findings have shaped our ‘Set For Life’ offer, as we continue to prepare students to be the best they can be in all aspects.

As a consequence of this, our ‘Set for Life’ curriculum is split in four areas, which include:



  • Volunteering ​

  • Cultural Diversity

  • Social skills and attitudes​

  • Community Groups School, Local and national ​

  • Law and authority ​

  • Fairness and justice ​

  • Communication ​

  • Equality and Diversity ​

  • Democracy

  • Local and National Social Action

  • Student Leadership


Independent Living

  • Self care​

  • Independent travel – Road safety ​

  • Kitchen skills ​

  • Home management ​

  • Safety ​

  • Personal Finance ​

  • Accessing the community​

  • Talents and interests – Enrichment​

  • Organisation


Health and Wellbeing

  • Sex and Relationship Education

  • Mental health​

  • Developing digital resilience in context of online pressures

  • Respect for self and others

  • Individual Liberty  and informed choices

  • Self esteem and belief



  • Social Skills (public speaking, eye contact)​

  • Volunteering participation​

  • Careers Education – Gatsby Benchmarks​

  • Metacognition ​

  • Communication  skills​

  • Self Regulation ​

  • Standards and Expectations 

The SET for Life programme begins from Year 7 and is delivered in a variety of ways:

  • Through dedicated ‘SET For Life’ Tutor Time

  • Cross curricular links made throughout lessons

  • Drop Down Days

  • Dedicated lessons

  • Deliberate content choices within the Curriculum

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