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Skills Builder

The Skills Builder Approach

At Ryhill we feel that it has never been more important to build a set of essential skills to succeed in life for our children and young people: the ability to creatively solve problems, to self-manage, to communicate effectively, and to work well with others. These are skills that are needed to do almost anything well. The need for these skills is clear, but there is still a gap – too many of our children do not build these skills to the level they need, and so miss out on opportunities to thrive in other parts of their lives. We define the essential skills that our children need as: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.

Our aims are:

  1. To provide a clear skills based curriculum to facilitate the wider skill set of our pupils
  2. To engage with professional workplaces in order to give our pupils ambition for their future
  3. To increase standards in the basic skills of reading, writing and maths

Click on the essential skills below to find out more

Long-term Plan Download

Skills Builder Progression

As part of our ongoing assessment we regularly assess our children against the skills builder steps. Due to the age range of our children it is expected that we assess up to and including step 7 within the following documents.