Skills Development

This subject is not a qualification – it is specifically designed to develop targeted pupils’ basic literacy, numeracy and Science skills.

In addition, KS3 students also study a Travel Indepence Training Across the Nation (TITAN) programme in order to develop their self-help and independence skills. The Skills Development programme is led by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Department.

In year 10, pupils will also study an Art and Crafts programme during Skills Development lessons. This programme helps develop fine motor skills and enable students to visualise their own progress.

Skills covered:

  • Writing for different audiences and purposes
  • Writing imaginative and creative texts
  • Developing greater written accuracy
  • Reading with accuracy
  • Inferring meaning from texts
  • Basic Numeracy
  • Applying Mathematics in real life contexts
  • Interpreting data from a range of subject areas
  • Interpreting and using graphs

Strategies for parents/carers:

  • Support understanding in the four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Practise Mental Maths. For example, adding/subtracting without writing things down.
  • Assist in identifying the everyday practical uses of Maths. For example, how long is Coronation Street on for?
  • Encourage reading for meaning by asking: what is this about? Who is it about? What has happened?
  • Encourage a variation of sentence starts e.g. ‘ing’ verbs ‘running’ and connectives: In addition, Furthermore, Moreover.

“Skills Development is brilliant because you get to go on Lexia and do different activities to learn new words.”

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