Great Learners Progression Map

Our ‘Great Learners’ progression map is below (taken from Skills Builder Hub)

At Hexham Middle School, we are proud to be part of the Skills Builder programme. 

As a school, we believe in the value of developing the eight essential skills to unlock learning in the classroom, boost educational outcomes and to promote perseverance and self-belief, equipping our pupils for the next stage of their education and lives. Developing these essential skills in middle school will support our pupils as they think about their futures and careers and has been proven to boost wellbeing and life satisfaction. 

We firmly believe in the approach that all children and young people should have fair and equal opportunities to develop these essential life skills and we make sure we provide this essential strand of our curriculum at HMS. 

How do we provide our pupils with opportunities to develop the skills?

  1. Skills Builder Hub sessions in form time 
  2. Skills Builder Days – whole school focus events to celebrate skill development 
  3. Assembly Programme to promote the essential skills 
  4. Skills Builder links identified in our extra-curricular programme 

One of our curriculum drivers is ‘Great Learning’ and we have used the Skills Builder Hub to map the progression of the essential skills so that teachers, school staff and pupils know how the skills can be developed further.