The Skills Action Service (SAS) is a two-year programme for year 7 and 8. SAS provides students in year 7 and 8 with the opportunity to explore various skills that can be hard to teach in the classroom. In designing this enrichment opportunity, we are ensuring that students have the opportunity to immerse themselves into new projects and skills often outside their comfort zone. All the while developing crucial skills such as the ability to be inquisitive and build resilience as students learn new skills.
SAS encourages students to develop their social skills, particularly as students in year 7 and 8 are required to work together on projects. Exposure to new opportunities also supports students in developing their independence and confidence when approached with new challenging situations. All these opportunities allow students to continue developing key social skills to support and utilise in future careers.
Students will have the ability to work with students in both year 7 and 8 on projects that require specialist skills. Over the course of each term they will be challenged to various tasks, from maintaining a garden during the winter, to supporting the community through litter picking in the local area.
Students will develop key skills and in particular build upon our Tudor Habits. These learning and character habits will rotate around these curriculum areas to help students to understand how the six habits resilient, inquisitive, responsible, respectful, hardworking and aspirational vary within the different SAS opportunities.