Essex Steps

Essex Steps is grounded on sound practice-based evidence which has been well monitored and evaluated. It is endorsed by Essex County Council.

The programme is designed to provide high-quality understanding and training in the management of behaviour and the prevention of behaviour from escalating. It includes ethical restrictive physical intervention (restraint) training.

Essex Steps has the following aims:

  • To support settings with developing a therapeutic approach to behaviour
  • To promote the inseparable link between teaching, learning and behaviour
  • To improve staff confidence and safety
  • To support the inclusion of those with difficult or dangerous behaviours
  • To reduce exclusions
  • To support consistency within services
  • To support Senior Leadership Teams in the development of quality policy and planning

The Essex Steps programme, delivered through Step On and Step Up courses, is designed to provide high quality understanding and training in the management of challenging behaviour. It includes ethical physical intervention and restrictive physical intervention (restraint) training.

Essex Steps is delivered by practitioners from the Essex Special School Education Trust and quality assured partner practitioners.

Essex Steps courses are available for Essex Mainstream and Special Schools and can be booked via the ESSET website.

The model for delivering the Step On training is via train the trainer events. Delegates will be trained on how to deliver Step On back in their own school setting. This is a 3 day training programme, the outcome of which is that the individuals who have undertaken the training are then accredited to deliver the programme within their own school setting. We have found that this is a more effective way of achieving the cultural change within the organisation to embed the philosophy of the programme. We recommend that at least two individuals from each school attend the training. The charge for Step On tutor training is £400 per delegate.

To find out more about the Step On tutor training please click here.

Please contact essexsteps@esset.org.uk with any enquiries related to Step On.

STEP ON TUTOR TRAINING

This training will enable you to become a Steps Tutor to provide ‘Step On’ training and consultancy to staff within your own setting. Settings are encouraged to build a small team with a minimum of two tutors. These tutors can work together to continually influence practice as well as maintain ‘STEP ON’ certification within their setting.

The Steps Tutor course is able to provide the Essex Steps product to staff who already have a therapeutic attitude to children, an ability to present and an aptitude to efficiently acquire the Essex Steps skill set.

Essex Steps tutors are certificated to be a resource for the setting in which they work. Tutors are not certificated to provide training or consultation on a voluntary or paid basis outside of their own school setting.

Cost: £400 per delegate

Pending government guidance, these training sessions will be held as a face to face training session.

Upcoming Events

2020

Step On Tutor Training - 7th, 8th & 9th December 2021

2021

Step On Tutor Training - 18th, 19th & 20th January 2021
Step On Tutor Training - 1st, 2nd & 3rd March 2021
Step On Tutor Training - 24th, 25th & 26th May 2021
Step On Tutor Training - 21st, 22nd & 23rd June 2021
Step On Tutor Training - 12th, 13th & 14th July 2021

STEP UP TUTOR TRAINING

This training will enable you to become a Steps Tutor who is certificated to provide Step On & Step Up training and consultancy within your own setting. We encourage services to build a small team of tutors who can work together to continually influence practice as well as maintain STEP ON and STEP UP certification within their service. Staff attending the 2 Day course should have operational experience of using STEP UP as a practitioner prior to attending the course.

The Steps Tutor course is able to provide the Essex Steps product to staff who already have a therapeutic attitude to children, an ability to present and an aptitude to efficiently acquire the Essex Steps skill set.

Essex Steps tutors are certificated to be a resource for the setting in which they work. Tutors are not certificated to provide training or consultation on a voluntary or paid basis outside of their own setting.
£270 per delegate.
Step Up tutor training is only accessible to schools that are part of ESSET.

Upcoming Events

2021

Step Up Tutor Training - 10th & 11th May 2021

Key Details

  • To support settings with developing a therapeutic approach to behaviour
  • To promote the inseparable link between teaching, learning and behaviour
  • To improve staff confidence and safety
  • To support the inclusion of those with difficult or dangerous behaviours
  • To reduce exclusions
  • To support consistency within services
  • To support Senior Leadership Teams in the development of quality policy and planning

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