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The key aims of the Independence programmes are to raise aspirations and specifically address the needs of young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and moderate learning difficulties (MLD) through meaningful and creative learning opportunities. Each programme provides a real-life context to reward achievement and foster the personal, social and work-related abilities of all learners by focusing on a person-centred planning approach.

ASDAN certifications in 4 areas of the 'My Independence' programme - Friends, Relationships and Community, Employability, Good Health and Independent Living.


All students go on a residential trip in June or July with their class group.

The trips involve staying away for 2/3 nights and allow us to assess the students' independent living skills and have fun at the end of the year. 

Yr 11 - Independent living trip 

Year 11 students go away on an independent living trip during their last year. They go away in small peer groups, along with the OT and FSM. The trip allows them to put into practice all the key independent living skills they have been praciticing during their time at Parayhouse School.