How will the school support my child’s emotional and social development?
The school motto is Safe, Secure, Successful.
We want all our children to feel safe and secure within our school as we believe this is the key to learning and making progress. The most important thing is for our children to know they will be listened to and have a voice.
For children with additional social, emotional or mental health concerns we have a learning mentor who works with individuals and small groups of children. This may be around developing the children’s social interaction skills, increasing their self-esteem or teaching them anger management strategies. These sessions are timetabled into the week and usually last for a period of up to half a term. Parents are informed of these interventions and may also request that their child be involved.
In addition the learning mentor may also spend time with children who arrive in school with a concern, or who are upset about something that has happened.
For children who we feel have more complex needs, or require a level of support that we are not able to provide in school, we can refer to ‘Forward thinking Birmingham’ ( previously CAMHS). Parents would be involved in the referral process if this were to be the case.