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Skills Builder

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Skills Builder

Harry Watts Academy works with The Skills Builder Partnership to ensure every learner has opportunities to build eight essential skills to support them now and in the future.

Below are the 8 skills that we teach in our school:

Autumn term first half – Listening and Speaking

Autumn term second half – Problem Solving

Spring term first half – Creativity

Spring term second half – Staying Positive

Summer term first half – Aiming High

Summer term second half – Leadership and Teamwork

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Research has shown that building these eight essential skills can support the emotional wellbeing and academic success of children and young people, as well as preparing them for life beyond school. Skills Builder has developed a Universal Framework that breaks each of these essential skills down into 16 teachable steps. We use this framework to teach and practise each of the eight skills at the appropriate level throughout school life.

Skills Builder

Skills Builder has a resource platform dedicated to helping parents and carers to build their child’s essential skills at home: Click here to discover how you can support your child at Skills Builder Homezone.

From Weekly Skill Challenges, to family activities and guidance to share with older children to access independent tools for their own skill development, Skills Builder Homezone can be enjoyed at a time and pace to suit all families.

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Speaking Problem solving CreativityStaying positive Aiming high Leadership Teamwork

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Parent and Carer Resource Pack 08th Nov 2022 Download