Testimonial: Sherwood Junior School, Nottingham

“For one particular child, we completed the set of Fagus online checklists and the social and emotional domain that was flagged up indicated that they had a ‘weakness’ in self-control so we decided to concentrate on this particular aspect as we felt that this would help their development in other areas”. The Developmental Guides are so useful when trying to set a goal that is relevant to a child, not only are they really user-friendly, they have helped focus our mind on how we assist certain children and alter behaviours positively. We took the self-control developmental guide to create a table that sums up the child’s needs, we then chose a relevant target which concentrated on helping the child be more patient in class, alongside this, we outlined a plan on how we were going to get the child to reach the target, this included explaining to the child why patience is important, using praise and recognition every time the child demonstrated actions on the plan and using gentle reminders on how to help the child achieve the goal, it also included a reward chart. The child in question has made a huge amount of progression and we have all been pleasantly surprised by the outcome.” Pupil & Family Liaison Officer