Have their choices and preferences respected and acted on and be as independent and possible in all aspects of daily life.

It is everybody’s right to grow into an independent adult to be able to make personal decisions about all aspects of their life.

Our job as educators is to make sure that our pupils are given every opportunity to overcome the significant barriers they encounter due to their learning difficulties.

Encouraging children to be independent is about pushing them to edge of their ability and moving them on from there. Teaching children the skills they need to be independent can take up a significant part of the curriculum but it should start as early as possible.