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Support for Emotional & Social Development ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

All of our pupils, regardless of their learning needs are given a high level of pastoral and social support from the moment they enter school right through to when they leave.

Our pastoral system consists of three school houses (Cathedral, Castle and Tower) who are made up of children of all ages from Nursery through to Year 6, with siblings sharing the same houses. Teams work together to gain points as a part of a whole school rewards systems. Embedded into our emotional and social development are our Gem Powers. These encourage our children to build strong levels of resilience.

Within classrooms, class teachers develop very close relationships with each child to ensure that they are happy, secure and ready to learn on a daily basis. We are a small school and work collaboratively as a team to ensure that each child is able to be the best learner they can be regardless of difficulty. This is empowered by a tailored curriculum with learning activities focused on the development of social and emotion skills. This includes Commando Joe and Happy School’s sessions.

Children with medical needs are catered for in the same way with, if necessary, designated people to deal with any physical or emotional difficulty we are able to support. Several members of staff are trained in Paediatric first aid and two members of staff are trained in the administration of medication within school, following the appropriate County guidelines. Socially we do much to develop our children’s skills. With outdoor learning opportunities and OPAL play. They are also expected to demonstrate high levels of responsibility and pupil involvement which fosters greater self-esteem and confidence.

There are many other places to seek help and advice for emotional and well-being services. If you need any advice, please contact the school.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail, please contact the school to arrange an appointment.