PfA Curriculum

Within Upper School at KTS Academy we follow the same curriculum as lower school, with an additional focus on careers and independent living, which are taught through stand alone lessons. 



Independent Living Skills

Independent living skills are promoted within the curriculum;

Self-help - dressing, eating, toilet training, independent travel, personal shopping and budgeting.

Personal hygiene - washing, bathing and personal care.

Safety - in the home and the community including household cleaning.


Developmental Curriculum

For our more complex students with sensory and physical difficulties, it is ensured that any therapeutic approaches are embedded within Independent Living Skills. Each student has their own individual therapy guidelines and strategies, teachers refer to these and ensure any equipment needs are in place and any students who are able to, can prepare themselves with equipment before every lesson. This may include writing slopes, symbol exchange communication system, pen grips and communication devices.


All Post 16 students gain a qualification in Independent Living Skills through ASDAN Personal Progress. There is a 3-year rolling programme to ensure a full curriculum is delivered.


Formal Curriculum

These skills are delivered and experienced through an individualised curriculum suitable to the needs of each student. Independent Living Skills falls within several categories including PHSE and Citizenship within the Academies Bsquared assessment system and this is how progress is recorded.


The focus is to help our young adults to become as self-sufficient as possible, we encourage them to develop skills for independent living, such as looking after yourself, problem solving, decision making, risk management and communication. Students gain practical experience of budgeting, shopping, preparing meals, carrying out domestic chores and taking responsibility for their own personal care. Students are taught Independent Living Skills as a discrete subject.


All Post 16 students have opportunities to gain accreditation through either NOCN or the ASDAN award scheme depending upon their level.




Developmental Curriculum

Talentino Bambino Curriculum 


Formal Curriculum

Talentino Careers at Every Level


For further information regarding the curriculum, please see the curriculum tab on our website



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Tel - 01287 677265

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