Social Skills Group



“Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
C.S Lewis.

Social skills play a fundamental role in virtually every aspect of one’s life, from being able to form friendships at school through to experiencing success in the workplace.

At Canbury School we recognise that social skills are complex and need to be taught, just like Maths or History, systematically and in a focused way. Therefore, the social skills sessions are timetabled and undertaken by Years 7, 8 and 9. The programme we deliver is informed by the Talkabout for Teenagers (Kelly & Sains), PEERS (Laugeson) and Think Social! (Winner) programmes.

We aim to help our young people develop a better understanding of themselves and others so that they can better navigate the social world around them.

The sessions are delivered in smaller groups which allows for active participation of each student. The topics which we cover include, but are not limited to: self awareness, effective conversations, choosing and maintaining friends, conflict resolution, perspective taking & assertiveness.

“ The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.”
T. Robbins

We don’t just talk about social skills! Instead, the BST (Behavioural Skills Training) approach which consists of instruction, modelling, rehearsal and feedback is used to help learners develop their skills.