We want all of our students to be happy, healthy and empowered to voice their opinions, choices, wants and needs. Therefore, at Bletchley Park School this half term we have introduced the Quality of Life curriculum, adapted from Swalcliffe School, to support and mentor our students.
The Quality of Life approach ensures that all students have a voice, feel supported and develop a problem-solving approach to life.
In order to facilitate this, every student has been allocated a key worker, who they meet with during the timetabled Quality of Life afternoon each Tuesday. During this session keyworkers gain a sense of who the student is, what makes them happy and who they want to be in the future. This also gives students an opportunity to reflect on their relationships, feelings and personal circumstances in a safe, structured way.
Information from these sessions is used to plan the individual support a student requires in four key areas:
We recognise that a students’ family plays a significant part in their lives and therefore this approach encompasses the whole family. We will work with families to understand the impact that Autism has had on their family life, about what is important to them for their child and how we can best work together to achieve these goals.
The focus for families is centred around four main areas:
This is a very exciting development for Bletchley Park and we cannot wait to see the positive impact that the Quality of Life approach has on our students lives and that of their families.