At Swanwick School and Sports College we aim to prepare our pupils to become as independent as possible.The Life Skills curriculum centers on essential skills such as physical, thinking and organisational, enterprise, performance and social skills.
At SSSC we enable our pupils to become as independent as possible and promote positive attitudes and approaches towards society. This is delivered through various tasks that develop a sense of self worth and encourage positive relationships and promote opportunities for work in later life.
At SSSC we have developed a curriculum which is split into seven main areas of focus: Money, Shopping, Travel Training, Accessing the community, Personal Skills, Household Skills and Behaviour.
Staff deliver activities which encompass life skills across the strands and specialist staff deliver specific workshops to the class groups to broaden the range and experience further for our pupils.
We have four sessions per week dedicated to Life Skills activities in addition to embedding across the whole curriculum and have whole school days throughout the year.
Pupils are able to develop their skills and build their confidence in a supportive environment which can then lead to a Prince’s Trust qualification at Entry 3 to Level 2.
Life Skills Week
In February 2018 while the ski trip was taking place the rest of the school had a change of timetable with lots of different activities for our annual Life Skills Week.
These included Forest Schools, Day Trips, Multi-sports, Cycling, Craft, Cooking, School Nurse and Local Walks.