A specialist SEN school for secondary aged boys with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs

LWS Futures


‘LWS Futures’ is a programme that focuses on embedding 8 essential skills into the school experience to enable students to prepare for success beyond the classroom. The 8 skills are:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Staying positive
  • Aiming high
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving


Teachers plan tasks in lessons that aim to develop these fundamental skills and we recognise positive progress with red star stamps in student books and by awarding vivos. By recording which skills students are developing, we can identify which of the skills they should focus on next and plan targeted activities accordingly. To really emphasise the importance of these skills we dedicate one day a month to focus on one or two Future skills, which are launched with whole school or class assemblies and where students can be awarded tokens for their effort and achievements.

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  • LWS Academy, Montefiore Drive, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7NL
  • 01489 582684
  • enquiries@lws.gfmat.org

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