We are a new primary school in the middle of London and our intake is a mixture of different families. Especially after the pandemic, we believe the skills that Skills Builder teaches the children are invaluable. Everyone is so focused on the core of Literacy and Maths that these skills can be neglected. The data and evidence shows that children and young adult with these skills will progress further in life.
Focussing on these skills has brought to light how much the children need them to access the rest of the curriculum. Having pre-taught Aiming High or Staying Positive, they are more likely to understand resilience for a subject they struggle with. The teachers have really benefited from the breakdown of the skills in the Universal Framework and what each one looks like and involves. The children really enjoy the lessons weekly and like to see how they are progressing through the steps. The highlights were the Skills Builder Projects we have done. They give the children experiences they wouldn't normally get in an average school day and can put into practice the skills they've learnt in a fun, engaging way.