To ensure all our students have the best chances to progress onto meaningful employment, we are dedicated to making ALL students functional and able to access the wider world. We will support all staff so that they understand and accept their fundamental role in developing the literacy and numeracy skills across the Academy. To achieve this we intend to embed a Literacy and Numeracy framework (LNF) throughout the school, and across the curriculum. We understand and acknowledge that the development of literacy & numeracy skills, for younger students in particular, can be more erratic, effective cross-curriculum planning of core literacy and numeracy skills, together with a framework for continued development, is crucial for all students. The LNF will build on the knowledge and quality practice established at TFA, which builds on the positive steps made by staff, informing high-quality practice, and sharing this across the school.
The LNF develops continuously; this results in coherent approaches to developing literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, and requires teachers of any subject to provide reinforcing opportunities for students.
Life skills describe a capacity for adaptive and positive behaviour that will enable our students to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.They include social, emotional, and thinking skills such as self-awareness, empathy, critical thinking, decision-making, and coping with stress all within the following areas, particularly focused through our work skills and PSHE.