How does Step-back support workforce development?
As part of the ALN Act Workforce development there is a requirement for settings to employ a programme of skills development for education practitioners. The Step- back approach is specifically designed to assist education settings in embedding core skills development for ALL education practitioners supporting them to understand how they can support a wide range of low complexity, high incidence ALN.
How does Step-back link to the Estyn Common Inspection Framework
Step-back includes explicit links to the Estyn Common Inspection Framework, making it simple for school leadership teams and governors to adopt and incorporate the Whole School Step-back approach into their setting.
How does Step-back link to Successful Futures?
The intention of Successful Futures and the Welsh Government is that learners will benefit from experiences at school that will support them as they become young adults. The Step-back Approach will challenge the need to consider WHY and not just WHEN, WHAT and HOW support is delivered, whilst being mindful of what is important to and not just for the learner For learners to fulfil the principles of Successful Futures they will need to have developed the skills required for success. The principles of the Step-back Approach are entirely complementary to these curriculum goals. Without being taught how to ask for help when they need it and recognise when they are meeting success without additional support is crucial to their long term success in life and ultimately work.
How can your school/setting access the resources and training required to implement the Step-back Approach?
Qualified Accredited Step-back Trainers from your region are available to deliver training for your educational settings. Step-back Trainers are trained to provide raising awareness sessions about Step-back for the whole setting and also can deliver the accredited Step-back Practitioner Award. The Award supports practitioners to understand their role and purpose in supporting learners with ALN, promoting and embedding a culture of
Stepping-in and Stepping-back to support children and young people to be independent learners.
Watch the video about how Step-back supports a whole school approach to independent learners.