What support will there be for my child's overall wellbeing?

Highly skilled teaching assistants provide top quality support that develops pupils’ learning and skills, particularly in literacy and numeracy, and also supports the development of pupils’ social skills. This not only leads to rapid learning but also promotes pupils’ well-being. (Ofsted, May 2014)

Our approach is to ensure that your child’s learning needs are met whilst ensuring that any emotional and behavioural difficulties are catered for. We have a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and we operate a successful behaviour policy using the ‘Going for Green’ scheme.

We ensure that any medical needs are catered for with Mrs Amanda Wake as our Health and First Aid Co-ordinator and the majority of our staff are qualified first aiders. They have also been trained in the administration of epi-pens, the care of insulin dependent diabetic children and children with epilepsy.

We also do everything that we can to ensure smooth transitions for your child when they enter and leave our school. This includes meetings with previous day care providers to discuss the needs of individual children and home visits to meet with parents. It also includes early identification of needs so that support measures can be put in place on entry to nursery and extra visits, before entry, to enable your child to feel confident and secure. We may also set up an inclusion wheel, with targets and regular reviews built in, to help us meet the needs of your child together. Nursery and Reception parents are also invited to a ‘New Starters Meeting’ and the children are offered ‘taster visits’ to enable them to familiarise themselves with the environment in which they will be learning.

Year 4 children who transfer to middle school are invited to a number of transfer activities during the year prior to transfer and Year 4 staff meet with receiving staff from middle schools to discuss their individual needs. Further visits for children with special educational needs or anxieties are also arranged in consultation with parents.

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