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 access and contribute more meaningfully in society and to become as independent as possible in terms of developing their sense of self, completing everyday tasks, developing relationships and opportunities for work. Without additional support to develop these skills, pupils are at risk of becoming excluded from situations and experiences that are taken for granted by the majority of society.
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.