ACE Tiverton is a Special school for students aged 11-16. Our designation is for young people with ASC / ADHD and associated needs who are broadly within 2 years of ARE. We are a new school, opening to 35 students in September 2019 and growing to 100 by September 2023. September 2022 saw our new Nurture unit come on board - this is for 20 students, mainly Key Stage 3 who require a more bespoke timetable with less environmental variables. . Skills Builder is used within other schools in our trust and has shown proven results in terms of evidencing skills development that can be tied to EHCP outcomes and curriculum themes. This has transferred to ACE Tiverton - via the use of Projects with identified classes. The Skills Builder Framework has helped to provide a structure around which our Preparation for Adulthood curriculum is being built.
Skills Builder will continue to be an integral part of the PFA curriculum as it is rolled out over the next 5 years in line with the school curriculum development plan. Work experience and world of work experiences are a key part of the next area for development - Skills Builder will be vital in helping staff to equip and develop some of the necessary skills around being able to access these opportunities.