STEP into Scotland - the first schools enrol pupils this term

STEP was delighted to be invited to take part in the Enquire Conference held at Murrayfield on 16th March 2017. Organised by Children in Scotland, over 200 educators, gathered to hear from a variety of experts and share their experience of supporting children with additional learning needs.

Professor Geraint Jones, Dean of Education at the University of Buckingham and Chair of the STEP Advisory Group delivered a key note speech about the impact of programmes such as STEP on pupil attainment. Speaking with him, ex international Scottish Rugby player Kenny Logan talked about his experiences struggling at school and his resulting determination to help make sure that school is a happy place for all children in Scotland.

STEP was made available in Scotland in November 2017 with the first schools enrolling pupils this term. Earlier in the day Kenny and Professor Jones had visited St Luke’s Primary in Midlothian to talk to the STEP pupils and the classroom assistants who are overseeing them. STEP uses adaptive learning technology to deliver personalised exercises to pupils all based around balance, eye-tracking and coordination. For 2 school years they follow STEP, working on their core physical capabilities and see significant improvement in their academic performance, behaviour and wellbeing.

More information about the STEP Programme can be found on our website