Helpful Choices for Learning

  • To support our pupil’s to successfully access the curriculum.
  • To develop strategies to support pupils.
  • Develop positive learning behaviours through a consistent approach

We have identified 12 ‘Helpful Choices for Learning’ that can be used in the classroom and wider school community to develop positive social skills, self-regulation and support children to engage in learning opportunities. We use the script of making Helping Choices for Learning so that the children begin to understand that these actions/behaviours will help them and that these are what staff are looking to see.


All 12 ‘helpful Choices for Learning’ can be applied to a variety of situations and scenarios but typically the following will be used for certain aspects of school life:


  • Ask for help;
  • Say what is in my head;
  • Say I don’t know;
  • Wait and Listen;
  • Take turns;
  • Have a go;
  • Use a strategy – examples of these would be Sentence Strips and Word Webs.

Positive Social Interactions: (supported by the Speech and Language team)

  • Ask for permission;
  • Take a break – removing oneself from something tricky;
  • Wait and Listen;
  • Take turns;
  • Think of others – the way in which we interact with others.


  • Ask for help;
  • Say what is in my head – sharing a difficult feeling / experience;
  • Take a break – removing oneself from something tricky;
  • Use a Toolkit – the things that help someone calm and stay calm;
  • Think of myself – looking after myself and wellbeing.

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

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