The Opportunity Area (OA) is partnering with colleagues in Peterborough to deliver STEPs Tutor training to schools in the city. This project reflects the OA’s commitment to ‘twinning’ with neighbouring areas with similar needs, and aligns with Priority 2 of the programme.
STEPs is a therapeutic, whole-school approach to managing behaviour. Training includes theory, a number of analysis tools and planning tools that support whole-school and individual needs. STEPs is a therapeutic approach to positive behaviour management and is already established in many education settings. The STEPs approach is based on the following shared principles:
- A focus on analysis to understand the needs of children and young people and how to plan effectively for those needs
- An understanding of the factors that lead to both internalised and externalised behaviour
- Emphasis on policy and planning as methods to support school staff
- Risk management
- Reparation, reflection and restoration.
Any school or setting within Peterborough will be eligible for two members of staff (at least one must be part of SLT) to apply for two fully funded places on a 3-day STEPs Tutor training course. The aim is to have two STEPs Tutor-trained members of staff in as many Peterborough schools as possible. On successful completion of the training, STEPs Tutors can, in turn, deliver training to their school staff. They will also be equipped with the toolkit to support a whole-school STEPs approach.
The 3-day course for Peterborough schools runs 8–10 June 2021 (online). You must attend all three days to complete the course. Book directly for your training place via the Booking Bug website, selecting the ‘STEPS (Opportunity Area – Peterborough only)’ option.
Additional courses will run in September and November if you are unable to attend the course in June. Book for one of these courses via the Booking Bug website, selecting the ‘STEPS’ option.
Please note, this is a limited offer and funded places will be available on a first come, first served basis.