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Thank you to all the Parents and Carers who took the time to speak to the Governors at our Parents Evenings
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13. How will you support my child’s emotional and social development and mental health?

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:

  • Our staff are always alert to any child who seems unhappy and will report to the class teacher if they are concerned. A member of staff, often the specialist mentor, will listen to your child’s views and the class teacher will consult with parents.
  • Our specialist mentor is available to listen to your child if he / she has any undue concern in school.
  • Our parent support advisor is available to listen to any concerns that you may have about your child’s happiness and well-being. She can liaise for you between the class teacher or the specialist mentor.
  • Your child can access our Special Mentor Programme which involves specific interventions and nurturing support following the ELSA Principles for Emotional Literacy.
  • Our playtime group supports children in building social confidence and playing co-operatively, supervised by our specialist mentor.
  • Our lunchtime support, including outdoor play, provides fun activities in a small supervised group.


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. If appropriate, your child may then be supported through the Team Around Me process outlined in section 2b above.