Welcome to M2. The teachers are Ms Edwards and Ms Hamilton and the teaching assistants are Mr Bright and Ms Wood.

Staff in M2 promote independence and encourage all pupils to make choices that will enhance their lifestyle.

All students study Functional Skills, an integrated Maths and English programme that helps pupils use and understand these essential skills in a practical way. Topics offered include Dining – in and out; Holidays; Jobs and Household Budgeting. Skills taught include debit card recognition and use, reading and ordering from menus and planning events, including visits to local attractions. Students learn to cost visits and work out distances and travel time, all useful, practical life skills. Supervised independent travel training is included.

Students plan, shop for and prepare a meal on a weekly basis. This year we are introducing BTEC Level 1 and 2 Awards in Home Cooking Skills. They also follow a range of ASDAN programmes; for example in Healthy Living and Making the Most of Leisure Time. Some pupils will also study for a Laser Learning Awards. On one day a week students engage in a Vocational programme of their choice. This year we are offering Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Bronze Awards, Business Enterprise and Media.

We hope your child has a happy, productive year with us and learns many valuable transferrable life skills.