Our aim in Life skills is to help our students become pro-social, independent, proactive and responsible citizens. We aim to support our students in developing a skill-set for life, centred on a range of topics and activities, enabling them to succeed in life.
Our approach to teaching functional skills and life skills is at the core of our curriculum where our framework can be taught within the programmes of study and the schemes of work.
Life skills learning is divided into three broad areas of learning which cover
|Life Skills 1. Independence|
|Independent Living||Getting ready for a supported independent life.|
|Personal Safety||Recognising risky situations and how to manage them safely and how to get help.|
|Road Safety & Travel||Recognising how to be safe in the community when travelling and getting ready for independent travel.|
|Keeping Healthy||Recognising how to remain healthy through exercise, diet and well-being.|
|Personal Care||Building independent functional skills.|
|Leisure||Recognising different aspects of leisure and identifying ways and means to navigate and enjoy leisure activities.|
|Work Skills||Getting ready for the world of work.|
|Life Skills 2. Learning|
|Organisation and learning skills||Building skills to become an independent learner or engage in learning independently in whatever method is appropriate to the individual.|
|Motivation and engagement||Building attention skills and engagement skills and developing resilience in persevering with tasks.|
|Routines and expectations||Recognising and understanding there are different expectations across different settings.|
|Evaluating own learning||Building self esteem and self awareness.|
|Life Skills 3. Social Understanding|
|Coping with change||Building strength to manage changes.|
|Transitions||Building strength to manage transitions.|
|Special interests||Understanding own special interests and their significance on mental health and well-being.|
|Thinking & problem solving||Developing memory to understanding to application to analyse, evaluate & create.|
Capabilities that carry on and extend beyond technical skills, allow to communicate, build relationships, continuously grow and thrive in competitive environments. Adaptation amidst rapid change. Understanding that to work harder, one must work smarter. Accepting failure as the price for learning and developing a growth mindset. Navigating complex situations without being scared by life’s obstacles. What employers want in new hires.