A new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content on this site may not reflect current Government policy.
All statutory guidance and legislation published on this site continues to reflect the current legal position unless indicated otherwise.
To view the new website, please visit http://www.education.gov.uk

Becoming independent

Pupils may benefit from this topic if they are over-dependent relative to their age and developmental level, have low levels of self-motivation, find it difficult to set goals and plan to meet them or appear disorganised.

This topic is designed to help young people to:

  • understand the importance of becoming independent
  • recognise and value current skills and potential
  • develop their confidence to become independent learners
  • set realistic targets about achievements and reflect on outcomes.