What do we do?
We have implemented a referral form for teaching staff.
We provide ongoing support to help children (across all age groups) with barriers to learning, which stop them achieving their full potential. This may include:
Working with children 1:1 basis.
Providing therapeutic relationships, including a 'safe place' for children to express their feelings.
Working with children who may experience issues with confidence, self esteem, anger, friendships, social skills, neglect, abuse, bereavement and transition.
We keep confidential records of work undertaken and the progress of pupils, including observations and agreed targets.
We have undertaken Drawing & Talking Therapy which is a way of engaging children and helping them work through any issues away from a classroom environment. This is currently being implemented with positive results.
We run Social Skills groups for children across the school which encourages friendship, problem solving, anxiety management, building confidence and helping children take control and deal with change.
We also deal with ad-hoc friendship issues (on a daily basis) so that this is kept away from the classroom and learning time. (Bubble time Year 3 and Talk Time Boxes)
We supervise both playgrounds from 8:30am every morning and 3:35pm every afternoon. We also stay with the children who are late to be collected and monitor those who are frequently collected late.
We run a daily lunchtime club for children who find it difficult to be outside for long periods of time.
We implemented and oversee the school house system, where children receive points for good behaviour and work and are rewarded throughout the year.
We oversee the School Council meetings fortnightly, where two children from each class discuss a variety of topics that relate to the daily running of the school.
We accompany classes on educational visits as well as school journey with Year 6.
We are available to support parents when needed.
We have full team meetings every Friday with Mrs Waterman and Ms Jerrard. We review new referrals, current case loads and support each other with ideas on how best to work with referred children.
We handle sensitive information from school, home and other agencies and confidentiality is respected, unless a situation presents as a safeguarding issue, when the designated school safeguarding officers will be informed. We provide opportunities for children to talk in confidence, within the framework of the school policy for disclosure and child protection.