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Life skills

As corporate parents, it is our responsibility to teach our young people the basics of emotional control, interpersonal skills and social responsibility. In school, we place an emphasis on using a new skills teaching approach to enable our young people to be able to empathise, negotiate and compromise with others.

Our assessment, planning, interventions and reviewing processes are undertaken with the framework of SHANARRI and reflect our motivation to ensure that our young people are equipped for life and are safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and feel included. This framework informs our Individual Care Plans, Risk Profiles and Positive Handling Plans by identifying individual targets for change.

Our outcome focus helps our young people to make changes by providing them with an understanding of the steps that they need to take to effect change, move forward and measure their progress. Our objectives and plans have SMART targets and our outcomes demonstrate change, learning and the benefits that have come as a result of the work that we have done together.

Life skills are well-integrated into the broad and balanced curriculum and the wider experiences that we provide at Troup House School, where we are motivated to support our young people through our education and care services do develop their knowledge, skills and capacities in relation to:

  • Employability skills
  • Appropriate work behaviour
  • Budgeting
  • Personal finance
  • Communication and organisational skills
  • Team work
  • Social skills
  • Cooking
  • Domestic household skills