We have daily jobs which focus on independent life skills. Other skills we incorporate into our programs are:
- Meal planning, budgeting, and buying food.
- Cooking and understanding healthy eating.
- Being responsible for their routine, like setting alarms and going to school or work.
- Personal hygiene & healthy living.
- Washing, cleaning & other relevant household jobs.
Our aim is to set the students up for their future and give them the ability to function as independently as possible.
We are also running an ASDAN Program within the classroom. We have set times daily to complete our ASDAN modules. We are currently working with the Year 7 to 9 students on the Key Steps Program. Key Steps is a comprehensive programme of activities in a range of topic areas covering Citizenship, PSHE, Environment Education, Personal Finance Education, Enterprise, and Internationalism. The flexibility and range of Key Steps means that it can be followed for up to three years or for less than one year. Learners complete challenges and collate the work they produce in a portfolio of evidence, along with their student book and recording documents.
Our Year 10 to 12 students are offered the opportunity to complete one of the ASDAN Short Courses. ASDAN Short Courses are flexible, portfolio-based programmes designed to accredit up to 60 hours of activity and skills development across a range of topics and curriculum areas. Because they are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level. The Short Courses cover a wide range of options from Living Independently to Land Based and Animal Care courses, through to Hair and Beauty options.