We also recognised that for Jack, ‘not finding something easy’ was a new and potentially difficult experience for him. The use of tough playdough in his pizza kitchen, helped him develop the muscles his fingers needed to grip a pencil. His interest in leading others was developed through role play and the creation of a mini-business – the pizza parlour, and this became his curriculum for a few weeks. This tapped into his personal characteristics and led to rapid progress. Alongside this we also supported his emotional and social development as he learnt strategies to cope with not feeling successful straight away, having to preserve with something he found difficult and how that tenacity can lead to success. All these characteristics are vital for 21st Century learning skills and will support him throughout the rest of his schooling and his later life. Our approach to learning is holistic and our teachers are highly trained at developing all aspects of each child in the way that best suits that child at that time.