How do you look after the wellbeing of the children in the school?
In our school we believe that the wellbeing of the children is paramount. If children do not feel safe or secure in the school environment then they will not be in a position to learn.
We believe that a close relationship between teachers and parents/carers is vital so that information can be shared to help support the children to the best of their ability. Please feel free to approach teachers with anything your child is struggling with that may affect them in school. Sometimes it is what may appear to be the smallest thing that has the biggest impact on a child.
Each class teacher and teaching assistant will make time to chat with your child if they have a concern and it is better to address this as early as possible to stop a situation escalating. Any incidents with children that occur in school are addressed as soon as possible and, where necessary, parents are fed back to.
We recognise that some children have extra emotional and social needs that need to be developed and nurtured. These needs can manifest themselves in a number of ways, including behavioural difficulties, anxiousness and being uncommunicative.
Within our school we are lucky to have The Rainbow Room. This is a nurture room that children have access to throughout their school life. Mrs Langley, an HLTA, works in the room most of the week and offers a variety of support, from 1:1 to small group work. Mrs Neil works in the room each afternoon to support children with speech and language. Resources can also be made to help support children in the classroom environment.
Below is some of the provision we offer in the Rainbow Room:
- Nurture/chat time
- Time Out
- Social Skills
- Friendship Support
- Lego Therapy (communication and teamwork)
- Speech and Language (with support from speech and language therapists)
- Anger Management
- Breakfast Club (This is run with the help of donations from The Co-operative and The Lions Club)
- Feelings work
If a child continues to struggle with their mental health then a referral can be made to the Suffolk Emotional Wellbeing Hub.
The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides:
- a team of Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners for expert information, advice and support
- an online referral form for anyone concerned about a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. Young people can also self-refer
- a consultation helpline for emotional wellbeing and mental health issues relating to children and young people