Using solution-focused pupil support meetings (SFPSMs) to support pupils identified as having social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD): Early intervention at the Year 6/7 transition phase

The author drew upon PCP, solution-focused approaches, and visual reviews to develop solution-focused pupil support meetings. They used three case studies to evaluate these from the perspective of the children and young people, and the adults supporting them (staff or parents).

  • Theme: Co-productive working with young people and parent/carers
  • Strength: Robust
  • Breadth of Impact: Robust
  • Status: Quality Assured
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The author drew upon PCP, solution-focused approaches, and visual reviews to develop solution-focused pupil support meetings. They used three case studies to evaluate these from the perspective of the children and young people, and the adults supporting them (staff or parents).

They found that overall, the impact and the outcomes of the solution-focused pupil support meetings appear to be positive from most of the participants in the research, particularly from the children and young people involved, and when the adults involved have a reasonable understanding of the solution-focused pupil support meetings and its purpose and wholeheartedly take the approach on board.

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