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Longcause Learning For Life (LLFL)

Welcome to the Learning for Life curriciulum webpage


Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 


The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019, make Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education. Health Education is also compulsory in all schools. As a result of this, our own unique LLfL curriculum has been adapted to fully cover the statutory requirements. Relationships, Sex and Health Education is taught as part of the whole school ‘LLfL’ programme. Our LLfL Curriculum has been developed specifically for our pupils and includes all aspects of RSE, Health Education, and Life Skills. 


Please refer to our Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education Policy for further information and the parent guides found at the bottom of the page. 


Longcause Learning for Life (LLfL) Curriculum Intent Statement



What will our pupils experience throughout their LLfL curriculum at Longcause and why do we want this?

Our LLfL Curriculum is designed for pupils to succeed in their wider lives beyond school, and due to their needs, be able to provide them with the skills needed to live as independently as possible. We recognise that our pupils are additionally vulnerable and therefore this drives the priorities of the curriculum.

Pupils will learn:

  • Pupils will learn how to be safe in a range of different contexts and how to manage a range of situations that could arise, including behaviours that may not be safe towards others. Pupils will also learn how to keep themselves safe by understanding social norms and expectations in society and that the law applies to keeping everyone safe.
  • Pupils will learn about their own personal safety and consent, including sexual harassment, knowing their support networks and how to get support. 
  • Pupils will learn the role that family has in their lives and the characteristics of healthy family life, including identifying behaviours that would be unsafe in family relationships.
  • Pupils will learn about the different forms of relationships that they may experience, the benefits that this can have on their emotional well being and how to manage relationships.
  • Pupils will learn about diversity and the importance of respect for other people who may be different from themselves.
  • Pupils will learn about the changes that happen to their bodies as they get older, including puberty, why this happens and how to manage it (please refer to our RSE policy for further information). 
  • Pupils will learn about the importance of physical health and ways to manage their physical and dental health.
  • Pupils will learn specific home based life skills. 




LLfL is taught in 6 termly topics, where skills from one topic are built upon to enable further rehearsal (please see coverage map below).


Pupils within the Adventurers/ Pioneers pathway will have one lesson per week for both the LLfL RSHE schemes and Life Skills schemes, with the exception of Key Stage 4 classes who will not access practical based life skills due to their timetable priorities. For Key Stage 4 classes, life skills will be taught within Catering, PE and Duke of Edinburgh. 


Pupils within the Explorers primary pathway  will not yet be taught from these topics, however Explorers Secondary pupils will then begin to be taught schemes from both RSHE and Life Skills schemes.


Please refer to our RSHE and Life Skills Coverage maps below.


Online safety is to be taught through computing (please refer to the Computing intent statement). Additional coverage from the statutory guidance Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education will be delivered through Positive Relationships and PE. 


Please refer to the British Values and SMSC tracker for further information on how they are addressed in LLfL. 



What is our expected impact? 

  • Through our curriculum we intend for pupils to have the understanding of how to be safe both within the home, their community and around others. 
  • Our aim is that pupils will be as active citizens and as independent  in their lives beyond school, in the greatest way possible. 
  • To be able to provide them with the skills needed to live as independently as possible.  
  • Pupils will know things that they can do to help to keep their bodies healthy, recognise when their body is not well and get support.


For any further information please contact our LLfL subject lead Amanda Hulme at

Stories to support the teaching of LLfL

Please find below family support guides for understanding the changes with the new framework