Life skills are taught throughout the curriculum and in addition our Life Skills Coordinator develops skills through enrichment sessions and bespoke sessions to meet individual students’ needs.
Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2, students follow a bespoke AQA Unit Award Scheme programme, Skills for Life, written specifically for our students by our Life Skills Coordinator.
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3, students follow the ASDAN Key Steps programme, which is a comprehensive programme of activities in a range of topic areas covering Citizenship, PSHE, Environment Education, Personal Finance Education, Enterprise, and Internationalism. Activities are presented in the form of personal challenges and encourage students to develop their personal skills and take responsibility for their own learning, earning the students up to three certificates.
Key Stage 4
In Key Stage 4, students follow ASDAN’s Personal Development Programmes (Bronze, Silver and Gold) which offer imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating a wide range of young people’s personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges. All three programmes link to nationally recognised qualifications.
ASDAN courses motivate and enhance learners’ confidence, self-esteem and resilience. In addition, learners develop core skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving, research and self-management.
Both programmes are structured courses that promote active learning and progression and reward achievement.