We recognize that some children have additional emotional and social needs that need to be developed and nurtured. These needs can manifest themselves in a number of ways, including behavioural difficulties, anxiety; and in communication difficulties. If you, or if school staff, become concerned about any developing behaviour then we would like to meet together to try to determine any possible causal factors and to plan appropriate provision for your child’s short-term needs, in order to prevent problems escalating; and to avoid possible bullying.
All classes follow a structured PSHE (Personal, Social, Health end Economic education) curriculum to support this development.
However, for those children who find aspects of this difficult, or who are not happy in school for any reason, we are confident that:
If your child still needs extra help then, with your consent, the SENCO may access further support from external agencies in partnership with you and your family. These agencies may include CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), an Educational Psychologist or professionals from Plymouth Excellence Cluster such as Learning Mentors, Art Therapists and Counsellors. If appropriate, your child may then be supported through the Team Around Me process outlined in section 2b above.