We take great care to ensure that our pupils feel supported at our school. Our caring ethos ensures that we put the well-being of everyone at the centre of all we do. Our ELSA trained Teaching Assistant are able to offer support in a range of different ways. It might be at times when:
- children find it difficult to get along with friends
- children want to talk about their worries
- children want some help and advice before moving on to another year group or school
We have a dedicated ELSA room where children can meet with the ELSAs; it is a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of school life, providing quality time with complete focus on the individual.
In addition to this team, we have the support of our SENDCO, Mrs Fairman, as well as Sue Leigh, our Family Support Worker; this is a shared resource through the Frodsham and Villages School Partnership.
Our school offers a caring evironment where all staff take the time to listen to and respond to the needs of the children.
How can you get help?
- Teachers may refer a child for ELSA support;
- Children may ask for help and support either directly or through the worry box or their journal;
- Parents can raise their concerns and request ELSA support for their child.
What happens when a referral has been made?
Once a Referral has been made:
1. The team will find out how they can support you.
2. They will decide whether this support is more beneficial working in a group or individually.
3. While we have a dedicated room, this support may take place in different areas of the school, including outdoors, dependant on the type of support being given.
4. Support generally extends over a period of 6 weeks, and, throughout this time, children are equipped with strategies
In offering Care and Support, we aim :
- to raise self-esteem, confidence and build on social skills
- meet and support parents with concerns about their children
- work in partnership with other agencies if required
Referrals can be made by parents, teachers or teaching assistants.
To begin a referral please speak with Mrs Steele and you may be asked to complete a referral form.
The appropriate intervention will be decided from the scores from the questionnaires and the information given.
Group work (Emotional and Social support).
1:1 Emotional Literacy Sessions/direct work.
Group friendship sessions
Link to ELSA website: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/
Family Support Worker
Contact Details: 07818 595902
We value the importance of Personal, Social and Health Education in enabling our pupils to grow in confidence, to make healthy and informed choices and to have a mutual respect.
The entire myHappymind is based in Science and research. Each module introduces a new set of content and habits to help children build resilience, self-esteem, confidence and help them thrive.
Links with our Parish and Wider Community
We are very fortunate to have a number of visitors to school from either our parish or wider community. In doing so they offer support in a variety of ways; for example, daily reading, school trips, extra-curricular clubs.
This is another layer of 1:1 support, that helps to build the confidence and self-esteem of individual pupils.
Supporting one another
Our cafod group deliver an assembly at the beginning of each academic year where they make everyone aware of the Buddy Bench. They want everyone to know that if they are in need of a friend, just sit on the Buddie Bench and someone will come to you.