Supporting additional learning needs with Step-back
Step-back is a whole school approach. Created to support additional learning needs (ALN). To support the learning and teaching of all children and young people with ALN.
Sarah Hughes is Head of SenCom Vision Impairment Service, Torfaen. Tracey Pead, ALN Transformation Lead for South East Wales. Both have been instrumental in the creation and development of the Step-back principles. It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with them. We have also worked with a variety of educational settings throughout this region. All with the goal of supporting ALN transformation in Wales
The Step-back Approach places the needs of learners with (ALN) at the heart of the school improvement planning process. It has often the case that the needs of those with ALN, are often seen as additional planning needs for the teachers. In some cases even the senior leaders of the education setting. Adopting the Step-back Approach means adopting a set of resources and training. Implemented across the setting they will demonstrate the links to policy and practice. Thus allowing ALN to act as the starting point for planning, rather than, as is often seen, the final point.