At school we work on gaining important life skills such as independent travel, road safety, shopping, money-handling and telling the time.
Gaining work related skills is the main thrust of our transition programme. Each learner is given the opportunity to take part in enterprise projects, e.g. working in the Acorn Café, or running the school Tuck Shop, contributing as part of a team to establish a business. We also volunteer within the community e.g. through litter picking and helping out at a local care home. The learners gain SQA qualifications through their work in these projects.
As part of getting ready for the world of work, we offer the learners opportunities to develop employability skills. This involves compiling a CV, form filling, letter writing and interview practice.
We try never to lose sight of the fact that the rationale behind all that we do is to prepare all of our young people for life beyond school.
In recent years all of our leavers have left school going on to an identified positive destination with some moving on to college, day placements at a specialist provision or a package built up around them to meet their needs.
Through participating in the above we offer a range of certification including,
Personal Achievement Awards (National 1/2),
Personal Development Awards (National 2),
Business in Practice cluster award (National 2),
Employability Awards (National 2), and various other National 1 units.