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Life Skills

Life skills underpin all our curriculum learning. These are the skills that pupils will use all their lives. They are present in all our learning and cover many aspects of life, some examples are: 

  • Eating, cooking, dressing, cleaning, washing, using the toilet, shopping
  • Behaving appropriately, social skills, taking responsibility,sharing, coorperation, making friends
  • Independence, Safety, confidence
  • Communication skills, physical skills

These key skills are based on the needs of the pupils. They also form a basis for target setting for the each pupil. See, left, communication, physical skills, Independence for some more details.

Communication

There is a focus on communicating with a purpose and using skills in the real world.  See Communication for more details. 

Generalising

Pupils learn to use their skills in differnt situations. Skills like counting, reading and communicating may be learned in a numeracy or literacy lesson, but we use them all the time. Pupils learn to use these skills in the supermarket or if differnt lessons. Counting at the supermarket or in a P.E. lesson, reading in the cafe and communicating to an unfamilar adult in the community. 

  • ‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report

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  • New outdoor gym equipment arrived and was installed over the Easter holidays. It is very popular with pupils and teachers are finding ways to incorporate in lessons. See website for photos https://t.co/0eQa3MXpna https://t.co/jD4nzmLQmM

  • We will be celebrating St George's Day and May Day on Friday 3rd May with a street party, with food and drink. All families are welcome to join us. Today's assembly was about St George and the dragon, where pupils acted out the parts. https://t.co/FE3uZlPazW

  • Easter events included the Easter Bonnet Parade for lower school, Easter service on Friday, with Rev Chris, with music and story read by the pupils. Thank you to Haslers, who gave chocolate eggs to all the pupils. https://t.co/w7B8KKtexR

  • Pupils have been getting ready for Thursday's Easter Bonnet Parade (for Lower School - Red, Green, Yellow, Blue), families welcome. Starts 10am https://t.co/L0jpyKEiKp

  • Claire Moore at Essex Autism Awareness Day https://t.co/k6Jr73TGFK

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    Today's assembly was about St George and the dragon, where pupils acted out the parts. We will be celebrating St George's Day and May Day on F...

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  • New outdoor gym

    New outdoor gym equipment arrived and was installed over the Easter holidays. It is very popular with pupils and teachers are finding ways to incorpor...

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  • Easter

    Easter events included the Easter Bonnet Parade for lower school, Easter service on Friday, with Rev Chris, with music and story read by the pupi...

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