The development of transferrable skills is essential to succeed in education, work and life. This is even more the case in schools with students that have special educational needs, as historically there have been low expectations for student outcomes and significant evidence of learnt helplessness as tasks have been done for students which has not enabled the development of independence.
At Daventry Hill School we recognise this and focus on the development of skills through the delivery of curriculum content.
To support this we use the Skills Builder Framework which identifies eight essential skills which are grouped in four key areas. The framework then breaks down each of eight essential skills into sixteen tangible, teachable and measurable steps. Daventry Hill School uses this to clarify what success looks like in each skill and to map out the trajectory for proficiency. These eight skills are as follows: