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Cameo: Red Rose School

At Red Rose School, nearly all pupils develop their independent living skills effectively. For example, younger pupils develop these skills by preparing simple snacks at break times. As pupils progress through the school, they practise and develop these skills in houses owned by the school. They learn how to use a range of kitchen appliances safely, and develop a range of household skills including bed making, budgeting, shopping, and meal preparation. In addition, pupils practise their independence skills in the local community by using a launderette and developing their travel skills using public transport. Nearly all pupils benefit from these opportunities to develop important life skills in preparation for their post-school placements. Most pupils gain qualifications linked to these activities, which recognise their achievements successfully.