The Skills Builder programme focuses on eight essential skills: listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork. Each skill is broken down into sixteen steps. Prior to delivering any materials from the programme, class teachers have assessed their classes on the essential skills. Each week, a short, discrete lesson is taught to our pupils based on their needs. Within our medium and short-term planning, staff link the eight essential skills to the tasks and activities that they wish for their pupils to complete within the wider curriculum, like in English, Maths and our topic work. The clarity of this within our planning has been praised by Skills Builder. We also have incorporated the Skills Builder programme into our Behaviour Policy with staff moving children to the Proud Cloud for their learning behaviours, which are linked heavily to the eight essential skills. Our pupils are also awarded Star of the Week certificates in Assembly based upon the eight essential skills.