From the day each young person arrives at the school he begins working towards moving up the scale of social progress. Young people start on Induction Level and work through the levels by providing various pieces of evidence; these include witness statements from staff members, merits which show exceptional effort and work booklets that show how a young person views the school community and how they as individuals contribute to it.
After Bronze Level young people are expected to take more responsibility for themselves and appreciate how their behaviour and attitude impacts on others, this secures Silver Level.
By reaching Gold and Platinum Levels there is an expectation that young people set themselves a challenge to do something new; act as a mentor to another student, organise their own leisure time, act as a positive peer when staff are not present, accept the responsibility for improving the local environment and improving their own independent living skills.
As well as the school's social progress ladder, young people are encouraged, with the support of their Key Workers, to agree and set small social targets. These ensure that progress is made in a variety of areas and directly links to the curriculum. A wealth of rewards, linked to individual need, are in place and these ensure that young people are continually recognised for their achievements.