Core skills

Core skills

This curriculum learning area supports the learner in their communication and social interaction skill development. These are core skills and every learner receive support to enable development of both receptive and expressive language, differentiated to their level of need.

Social communication skills are developed throughout the learners’ programme, with guidance to connect with people and follow agreed standards of behaviour. We support learners to apply social conventions to form relationships and equip them to overcome social anxiety and to understand the needs of others.

Our strong belief in the learner voice supports autonomy and the promotion of choice making and independence.

Learning is directed by teachers with specialist communication expertise and the speech and language therapy team with skills are taught and embedded through creative and practical sessions.

All learners have the opportunity to gain accreditation in functional skills (communication, English, maths and digital skills) that support communication, community access and leisure skills.