Step-back approach

Step-back for parents and carers

Maximising children and young people’s opportunities to fulfil their potential and to become as independent as possible is an aim shared by all educational practitioners.

 

What is Step-back?

Our ultimate goal is for your child to gain the skills they require to become as independent as possible. This requires the teaching and development of individual skills to enable your child to reach their outcomes.

To do this we think it is important to place your child at the heart of their support plan. We think it is important that we all understand each other’s role in supporting your child to be as independent as possible.

 

The new Additional Learning Needs Act places your child at the heart of their support plan. In Wales, we adopt a person centred approach to help us to do this.

 

Schools and Settings in Wales are currently using a new approach called Step-back to help them to embed a person-centred approach.

 

It is important to us that everyone, head teachers, class teachers, teaching assistants, parents/carers and most importantly your child understand what we mean by the concept of Step-back and the part each of us play in Stepping-in and Stepping-back to enable children and young people to be independent learners.

Watch this short video to find out more about the concept behind Stepping-in and Stepping-back to enable children and young people with additional learning needs to be as independent as possible.