Welcome to the main page for the Belonging and Relating module. This module is all about supporting your student in their interactions with their peers and other staff at the school.
Browse and select the strategies in this module below:
This strategy is to help you understand why consistency is important when working with the toolkit student, and to find an easy way for you to remember those steps when in the middle of interacting with them
This strategy is to support you to give the toolkit student more positive feedback. It requires you to think positively about changes that you can make too!
This strategy is to support the student in moving on after a disagreement or conflict
This activity is to support you to decide on and set ground rules for the class in terms of social interactions (to promote positive peer relationships for the toolkit students). If you already have a system for this, consider whether any of the suggestions could be added to what you already do
This strategy will help you to provide opportunities for children in the class to interact with different peers in structured and unstructured settings
Students who struggle with attention, hyperactivity or impulsivity may struggle to have insight or reflect on past experiences and interactions without your support. This strategy will guide you to help your student reflect on difficult situations and plan to do something differently next time
This strategy is about reducing the use of isolation, exclusion and time-outs with the toolkit student and to give you and your colleagues other options.
This activity is designed to allow the student you are using the toolkit with to share their experiences and ideas with their peers. It will also support other students to do the same, promoting an inclusive classroom
This strategy is to help you support the toolkit student when they have had a negative interaction with a peer at school, helping the student to feel in control. There are other strategies in this module that focus on building positive peer relationships, this one is about managing and learning from the negatives
This strategy is to give you ideas about how you can build in contributions from a lot of different students with different needs so that everyone’s voice is heard and your classroom is as inclusive as it can be. It’s about promoting and modelling positive socially inclusive behaviour, and supporting children with individual differences to be an equal peer contributor
Strategy for staff to complete to think about and change how you interact with the toolkit student, making the classroom a more positive place for both of you
This activity is for you and the student to identify which adults in the school they already trust and like. This is useful so that you can scaffold them to seek out one of their trusted adults if they run into difficulties when you are not physically present.It may also help you understand why the student might be reluctant to do some tasks or activities around the school
This strategy is to support you to identify constructive ways in which you can let out the frustration you may feel with managing students who can behave in challenging ways
This strategy is to support the toolkit student to identify potential friends and scaffold them to spend time with those peers