What support will there be for my child's overall well being?
WHAT IS THE PASTORAL, MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL?
- We are an inclusive school; we welcome and celebrate diversity. All staff believe that children having high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s well-being. We have a caring, understanding team looking after our children.
- The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the parents’ first point of contact. If further support is required, the class teacher liaises with the Pastoral Leader attached to each teaching team in school and/ or the SENDCo. Additional support may involve working alongside outside agencies such as Health and Social Services, and/or the Behaviour Support Team.
- The school has a BEWT strategy (Behaviour, Emotional Well-Being Team) who meet regularly and work under the direction of the SENDCo, with vulnerable children and parents during the school day.
- The school has a few rooms and spaces we use to create quiet and safe places for children to work in who find noise and distraction difficult to manage.
- The school also employs an Educational Psychologist who visits throughout the year as required to liaise with staff and work under the direction of the SENDCo, with vulnerable children and parents during the school day.
HOW DOES THE SCHOOL MANAGE THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES?
- The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines on the school site.
- Parents need to contact the school office, or our Welfare assistant (First Aid), if medication is recommended by Health Professionals to be taken during the school day.
- On a day to day basis the Welfare Assistant or Admin Staff generally oversee the administration of any medicines.
- As a staff we have regular training and updates of conditions and medication affecting individual children so that all staff can manage medical situations.
WHAT SUPPORT IS THERE FOR BEHAVIOUR, AVOIDING EXCLUSION AND INCREASING ATTENDANCE?
- As a school we have a very positive approach to managing behaviour with a clear reward system that is followed by all staff and pupils. If a child has behavioural difficulties an Individual Behaviour Target (IBT) is written alongside the child and Parents to identify the specific issues, put relevant support in place and set targets.
- After any behaviour incident we expect the child to reflect on their behaviour with an adult, using Restorative Practices. This helps to identify why the incident happened and what the child needs to do differently next time to change and improve their behaviour.
- Attendance of every child is monitored daily by the Admin Staff and weekly by the Deputy Headteacher. Lateness and absence are recorded and reported upon to the Head teacher and Governors. Support is given and good attendance is actively encouraged throughout the school. We have had many successes where families were struggling with lateness but are now able to get their children into school on time.
HOW WILL MY CHILD BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR VIEWS?
- We value and celebrate each child being able to express their views on all aspects of school life. This is usually carried out through the School Council which has an open forum for any issues or viewpoints to be raised.
- Children who have SEN targets discuss and set their targets with their class teacher.
* As a school that promotes community cohesion through restorative practices, we ask children to regularly ‘circle up’ to discuss issues and every child’s contribution is welcomed.
- There is an annual pupil questionnaire where we actively seek the viewpoints of children especially concerning being able to speak to an adult if they have a worry.
- If your child has an EHC plan (Education, Health Care Plan) or a Statement of SEN, their views will be sought before any review meetings.