Dyke House Sports & Technology College

Attainment and Achievement through Creativity, Collaboration and Character


Life at NET

Mission statement

As part of our commitment to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC), students study religious education within the academy's Life programme. In addition to specific content delivered through the Life programme, students also experience SMSC across other curriculum areas. Life lessons also promote students' personal, social, health and citizenship (PSHCE) development and understanding.


All students in year seven to nine have a minimum of one lesson per week across the schools. There are several common strands that will be taught in all schools. These are

  • RE
  • Citizenship
  • Careers
  • Aspirations
  • Health education

In each strand there are several common themes that will be taught across all schools during the three years which are covered by Life this year. These are

RE Christianity plus one other locally agreed religion

Citizenship Parliament and voting

Tolerance and terrorism

British values

Internet safety

Careers Careers education will be based around the Gatsby benchmarks. These are

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experience of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Aspirations Aspirations - an introduction

Life at university

My aspirations

Health Education Mental Health

Sex and relationships education

Risky business


Assessment will take place during each unit and at each AP point an effort grade has to be imputed by the class teacher. Assessment will take the form of

  • Peer or self-assessment to take place during the unit
  • Teacher assessment at the end of the unit