Independent Living Skills (ILS)

Being as independent as possible is one of the key aims of the work we do in the Resourced Provision, allowing children of all ages to take responsibility for some of their daily routines that other sighted pupils may take for granted. Modules aimed at developing personal hygiene, dressing and looking after belongings develop self-esteem and self-organisation. Other modules involving food preparation help to develop essential living skills.


Each pupil has a specifically designed mobility programme which is delivered and monitored by our qualified habilitation officer. All children are taught body protection methods and some children receive training in the use of long and shortened cane technique when appropriate. The children have regular sessions, learning to navigate small familiar areas before widening to the whole school area. The QTVI and specialist support assistants reinforce these skills around school.