The Capabilities Curriculum is:

A creative curriculum which measures social and emotional capabilities which improve children’s learning, valuing the development of the whole child and preparing them for the future.

An Daras Trust have chosen to adopt a curriculum framework informed by pupil’s social and emotional well-being. The class capability scores are used to inform a teachers approach to the lesson, which will help growth in these valuable characteristics.

These capabilities are evidenced as being necessary for future success, and by measuring them we are placing real value on them.

There are 7 capability strands:

Managing feelings       



Relationships and Leadership      

Planning and Problem-Solving         


Resilience and Determination

 A class vote is held 3 times a year – Autumn, Spring and Summer mid terms. This  allows pupils to determine the capability they feel they need to work on for that term - the teacher then provides resources in their lessons to support the development of the capability - pupils review at the end of term to  see how they have improved.