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Enriching Lives

8. What support will there be for my child’s emotional and social well-being?

Pastoral and Social Support


  • We have a Learning Mentor in school who supports children either on a 1:1 or within a small nurture group setting with their personal, social and emotional needs.
  • We have a clear behaviour policy, which is adhered to by all staff.
  • All child protection issues are reported to Mr Whalley (Head teacher).
  • Some children in upper Key Stage 2 are Play Leaders and have been shown how to engage younger children in play during lunchtime breaks.
  • PSHE / Circle time takes place in every class to promote speaking and listening, empathy, working together, turn taking and following rules.
  • Drama intervention sessions take place – the content of this varies depending on the needs of the children.


Medical Needs


  • If your child has specific medical needs then please contact either your child’s class teacher or the Additional Needs Leader so appropriate plans can be put into place.
  • If necessary a ‘Health Care Plan’ can be written to inform all staff of the specific condition and what should be done to support the needs of the child.
  • Staff training in the administration of support and / or medication.


Behavioural Needs (including attendance and exclusion)


  • If your child has specific difficulties regarding behaviour they may have a School Support Plan / targets. This will follow the Assess, Plan, Do and Review process.
  • Provision will include close collaboration with parents / carers.
  • Pastoral support provided by the Learning Mentor to support child’s behaviour in and beyond the classroom.
  • Where a child’s behaviour deteriorates because of the inadequate response to the above provision a referral will be made to one or more of the following agencies; Educational Psychologist, GP, Healthy Minds, CAMHS. A multi agency meeting (including all adults and agencies involved) may be arranged to discuss next steps to avoid exclusion).
  • If concerns arise regarding your child’s attendance, an Education Welfare Officer (EWO) may be asked to become involved.