What support will there be for my child’s/young person’s overall wellbeing?

What support will there be for my child’s/young person’s overall wellbeing?

  • A dedicated team of professionals, ensure that your child meets their full potential. These include Teachers and Learning Support Assistants in the classroom, the SENCO, Early Years Intervention Leader and our Extended Home School Link Worker.
  • Pupils are encouraged and given opportunities to talk about their well-being, throughout the curriculum, through work on Big Questions for Curious Minds which are based on philosophy for children and engage pupils in thinking more deeply and widely about issues affecting themselves and others, class assemblies and informal conversations with staff and the Extended Home School Link Worker.
  • All pupils are encouraged and given opportunities to talk about their well-being through work in weekly My Happy Mind sessions. MHM is a program which runs from nursery through to year 6 and includes modules on:
    -Meet your Brain – encouraging children to develop a relationship with their own brain understanding their own emotions and how to control them
    -Character – understanding their own character strengths and becoming confident in their own skin.
    -Appreciate – understanding gratitude and appreciating the smaller things and how this can improve mental health and well being
    -Engage – importance of our relationship with others – building and maintaining relationships and how this is critical for our mental health
    -Engage – Centred around the power of goal setting, setting small and achievable goals
  • Pupil’s with Education Health Care plans which have Social, Emotional, Mental Health milestones on are reviewed throughout the term and annually as part of their EHC Plan Annual Review, supported by the Local Authority Assessment and Monitoring Team.
  • Attendance is monitored rigorously by the school’s attendance team, which is made up of the Principal, the Attendance Officer and the Extended Home School Link Worker. Parents are informed when their child’s attendance falls below expectations through telephone calls, then by letter and finally parents are invited in to a formal attendance meeting to discuss the concerns and support measures which can take place. Termly attendance letters are sent home to all parents to inform them of their child’s attendance (pink letters for tickled pink, green letters for green for growth, red letters for serious concerns), as attendance is a key indicator for pupils ongoing success now and in the future.
  • Our Extended Home School Link Worker, Miss K Hoddy, provides support for our vulnerable families from the onset and seeks to work in partnership with families. We welcome parents who have any concerns linked to their child’s well-being, to come into school to discuss support opportunities. If a child appears to be upset, we will speak to parents and offer support to the child and their family.
  • The school actively seeks to support children and their families through Early Help and intervention
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority have the same rights as all children. It is recognised that they may have additional needs due to attachment issues, early neglect, separation and loss, trauma and several placement moves. These barriers to learning may affect their educational outcomes and their personal, social and emotional development. The school’s designated teacher, Mrs J Preston, Assistant Principal, monitors the provision for looked after pupils.