Building positive well being and self esteem for children with Send/VI
Why use Positive Steps?
Positive Steps gives a targeted approach to building positive well being and self esteem. Involve the child in planning and reviewing their own support. Set individual targets with the child to place them in ‘driving seat’ and develop independence.
- Adapt each activity to suit need of child
- Adjust the Print/font to suit need of child and braille can be added if required
- The ‘Support for Me’ diaries enable the child to consider their curriculum access
- Strengths certificates enable the child to record their strengths, gifts and talents
“The resource Positive Steps helps me to think more carefully about exactly how much support I need to be giving children and the nature of that support.”
“Gives me some good strategies to encourage self advocacy i.e. ask the pupil “How can I help?””
“Consider my role, role of others in level of support needed, ask the child where they need support and involve the whole school staff.”
“I’m going to use the resource to do more explicit sessions that focus on the pupil’s strengths and the areas they think they need support in.” – Teachers of VI, Yorkshire, England