How will school support my child’s overall well-being?
We offer a wide range of support for both children and parents. This can include the support delivered by an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) which can focus on anything from friendship issues, bereavement, anger management and general support for pupils who feel a bit ‘wobbly’ coming into school.
TALA (Therapeutic Active Listening Assistant) support helps those more in need of individual confidential counselling support. Our Pupil and Family Support Worker provides help for the children in similar situations to those families requiring ELSA support and a point of contact for parents.
We have an experienced Pastoral Team that work across the school with a variety of children. We regularly discuss children's changes in circumstances and seek additional ways in which to support the most vulnerable children in school.
We also employ a counsellor, who can provide 1:1 sessions, for individuals that need a more bespoke, individual package of support and an additional member of staff also delivers an Art Therapy programme titled 'Drawing and Talking'. This supports children with additional social, emotional and mental health needs and enables them to share their feelings through art.
Lunchtime club is for everyone to access and provides a base for many situations that arise at lunchtime. Additional lunchtime and after school clubs also support the pupils in developing and applying the skills learnt during the school day.