Skills Builder is embedded into our planning, across the whole school. Each half term, teachers select a small number of essential skills to explicitly focus on for the duration of that particular topic. All essential skills are referenced to throughout teaching and learning, however for this smaller number of chosen skills, time is specifically dedicated for explicit teaching to take place. Teachers choose their skill focuses according to the needs of their class and also how well they lend themselves to the topic covered. Regular opportunities to develop essential skills are given to all pupils, by skills being embedded across all areas of learning and through everyday classroom language. The essential skills are mapped to the themes and topics of each lesson. Across the school, planning demonstrates that all teachers dedicate time to the teaching of skills, pitching teaching at an appropriate level. Teachers use resources on the Hub, lessons, videos and other resources.