Our aim is for every student that leaves Hurworth House School to go on to become a confident, capable and valuable member of society. We understand that in order to do this, we need to equip our young people not only with academic qualifications, but also the social and communication skills they need to put those to full use.
Life skills are at the very heart of every element of our curriculum. Whether an individual is following an academic or vocational pathway, we will work closely with them to ensure we develop a bespoke package that focuses as much on their personal development as well as their learning.
Independent living skills
Our flexible independent living skills programme can be tailored to meet an individual’s areas of need, covering areas such as:
- Using public transport
- Money skills
We also run a series of ‘Risk Days’ where a variety of agencies and guest speakers come to talk to young people around risk and being safe in the community.
The 'Hurworth Way'
A focus on:
- Character building
- Understanding society
- Being a good citizen
Communication and confidence skills
We work hard to help our young people develop their communication skills, both in terms of how to articulate themselves around other people and also in having the confidence to speak up. This may take the form of specific social skills sessions, talks from visiting speakers or being a part of our school council.