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Preparation for the Future (PF): Essential Soft Skills


The PF programme is an essential aspect of your life at Chapeltown when you have the opportunity to discuss, debate and learn in lectures about the soft skills that employers and universities find desirable which will differentiate you from your peers. Without these key soft skills you will be unable to carry out basic tasks at university or in a place of employment. These include;

  • Team work
  • Communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Understanding of British Values and how democracy works
  • Time management
  • Independent study skills
  • Social knowledge including the law
  • Financial management of your budget
  • Empathy with you peers
  • Debating skills

Soft skills are generally personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, job performance and career prospects. They are closely related to and strongly overlap with “employability skills”. Soft skills relate to people’s abilities to interact and work effectively with colleagues and are applicable outside of the workplace as well as within it. It is our firm belief that you, as Chapeltown Academy students, have the ability, creativity and aspiration to be leading professionals in whichever industry sector you choose. In order to ensure this is the case and that you are equipped to excel in life after school, we have embedded the development of soft skills into every aspect of life at Chapeltown Academy