Bespoke independent special school aimed at ‘Changing Lives' of young people through a unique, nurturing education programme
SMS Coaching ‘Changing Lives’ School helps to Educate, Motivate & Inspire hard to reach young people. Our Objective to to embed valuable life skills to a nurturing education package, helping to
prepare and simplify basic skills of day today living and work towards living a more independent life.
Who We Educate
The programme caters for students between 11 and 16 years of age with a range of additional needs.
How is the Programme Taught
The SMS Changing Lives Centre provides an environment where pupils can learn and practice life skills in a safe, realistic and practical way.
The realistic scenarios simulate everyday problems and allow pupils to learn how to deal with them whilst in a safe environment.
The children work in small bespoke groups in their specific Key Stage age group. All SMS sessions generally assign a learning mentor that will accompany each group/student in order to support the students’ learning needs.
This unique enrichment programme is aimed at students struggling in their current setting or to enhance their development by providing accredited enrichment activities with professional outcomes preparing them for adult lives and post 16 pathways.
There is a clear reporting/ communication schedule which includes:
Student Code of Conduct
Each student will be required to sign and adhere to the SMS Changing Lives Code of Conduct Policy before any referral will take place.
The SMS Way
SMS Coaching Changing Lives is an Independent Special School which brings together highly experienced staff who
have specialist knowledge in their individual areas of expertise in educating, motivating and inspiring young people.
This is done by identifying and utilising an individual’s vocational interest as a key motivator
and creating a personalised programme which meets the needs of the individual.
All the courses follow accredited programmes, which allow the learners to achieve their full potential.
SMS Changing Lives School has been Quality Assured by a number of local Authorities.
SMS Coaching Changing Lives allows the learners to develop in many additional ways through individually designed pathways, not only in terms of recognised qualifications, but other life skills such as confidence building, team work and social skills. The skills they have gained will help to improve their future career prospects.
Bespoke Education Programme Key Stage 3 & 4
Programme Venue Address - Manchester
Changing Lives School, Ferranti House, Wickentree Lane, Failsworth, Manchester M35 9AY