Provision and / or strategies:
- Use assessment through teaching – e.g. are there parts of the curriculum that they find easier to manage than others? Use these to develop confidence.
- Analyse informal observations; frequency observations and other observation sheets.
- Discuss with colleagues and your special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). Check if there are staff members who seem to get a more positive response. What are the strategies or approaches they use with the pupil? Can these be more widely replicated?
- Differentiate tasks to ensure that all child or young person (CYP) experiences success in the classroom.
- Include explicit teaching of behaviour expectations.
- Try small group work e.g. friendship or social skills, nurture groups.
- Give the young person responsibility for looking after someone else.
- Use a backward chaining approach – bringing CYP in at the end of assembly or school day.
- Use play based activities.
- Establish the CYP’s interests.
- Use buddying /peer mentoring to enable the CYP to take on both roles enabling them to receive support from a peer and providing support to a peer.
- Try activities which provide the CYP with a sense of belonging or importance to the group.
Last updated 3 September 2020