- A targeted intervention for students in Key Stages 3 and 4
- It is an opportunity for young people to speak openly and honestly about feelings.
- It develops group dynamics and relationships away from curriculum environments.
- It supports the development of valuable trust relationships.
Aims of Intervention
- To provide intensive, well-structured teaching and support for students who need to learn to manage their own behaviours and to build positive relationships with peers and adults.
- To teach students to develop strategies to cope with their emotions.
- To begin to recognise their own strengths and self-worth.
- The sessions involve structured activities to develop self-esteem, confidence building, recognising strengths and weaknesses, understanding feelings and managing anger.
- Reflection time allows students to share feelings and experiences from the week.
- Relaxation time to allow students opportunities to take part in gentle activities.
- Group snack opportunity to prepare and serve food and drinks.
- Focussed task involving group discussion and activities.
- Sensory activities to support self-regulation.
- Initial assessments using the Boxall profile for Young People.
- Students work with staff to set own targets that are linked to their needs.
- Targets can be included on IEP documents.
- Termly assessments and reviewed regularly.