What support is there for my child’s social and emotional wellbeing?

• A dedicated team of professionals are committed to encouraging positive relationships and ensuring 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.
• All pupils are encouraged and given opportunities to talk about their well-being through work in weekly PHSE lessons and assemblies. PHSE is taught through the Kapow Primary Scheme. Each year group features a unit of lessons based on the themes of :
– Family and Relationships. Including bullying , stereotyping and respecting differences
– Health and Wellbeing. Exploring physical and mental health.
– Safety and the changing body. Featuring digital safety, road safety, puberty and first
– Citizenship. Looking at responsibility, community and democracy.
– Economic Wellbeing, Exploring money and career aspirations.
• Pupil is 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.
• Pupils have access to social emotional programmes as part of their Pupil Passport intervention support.
• 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 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.
• Referrals to external agencies for counselling or social emotional support can be accessed.