Well-being for children
Your child’s health, safety and well-being is of paramount importance to us. We know that children need to be ‘ready’ to learn; this involves being in an emotional place which supports rather than hinders their access to learning. We understand that many things in life can impact upon a child’s ‘readiness’ to learn and we try to have layers of support systems in place which help our children manage themselves, understand themselves and others.
In school, we feel these approaches below support your child’s well-being:
- Whole class check ins are an opportunity to share and discuss social/emotional concepts and topics;
- Bubble time – an opportunity to request individual time with a grown-up to share something;
- SEAL curriculum – Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning;
- Celebrations of success/achievement/perseverance/positive attitude;
- Living the Copenhagen Values;
- Highly structured environment;
- Clear expectations;
- Prefects to support younger children;
- Buddy systems: Reception and Year 1 buddies
Your child’s well-being is closely observed and supported by their class teacher and teaching team, primarily. If there is an issue we will always find some time/space to have a quiet chat and offer some help. Often, this is all it takes for your child to feel heard and then able to move on. If further support is needed then we have our Home Liaison Officer Mr Silas Kidner who are able to support individuals and small groups of children with particular concerns. This can be in immediate response to an incident or planned in consultation with parents, perhaps over a given period of time.
If further and more specialist support is required we can discuss what other services may be appropriate for your child to support their wellbeing. If you feel this may be required please feel free to talk to your child’s class teacher or contact our Mr Kidner or Miss Saedi (Inclusion Team), to arrange a meeting.