What support will there be for my child's overall wellbeing?
'Your child is at the centre of everything we do!'
We have a caring, understanding ethos and are an inclusive school; we welcome and celebrate diversity and believe that high self-esteem is crucial to children's well-being. When children feel happy, safe and secure they will be more successful in their learning.
- All our vulnerable children are well known to staff.
- The school's mental health lead practitioner is Miss Moore (headteacher)
- Class teachers and support staff are skilled in implementing effective behaviour strategies and working closely together with you and your child to ensure strategies are consistent with those at home. The school community have been trained using the Herts 'STEPS approach' and use restorative justice techniques to support wellbeing.
- Children are encouraged to seek adult support should they feel worried or upset.
- PSHE- Personal, Social, Health Education lessons are taught each week in class supported by assemblies.
- Individual health plans for children with medical conditions are shared with all staff that work with the children including lunch time staff.
- Pupil voice is integral to decision making within the school and in addition encourages children to take responsibility and helps to develop young leaders. Children in years 5 and 6 hold positions of responsibility i.e. House Captains, Peer Mediators, Playground Squad and Sports Ambassadors. All children, including those with SEND, are encouraged and supported to take on roles of responsibility throughout the school.
- Some children may be invited to take part in social skills/friendship groups to meet specific needs.
- Drawing and Talking support is available for some children.
- Some children take part in Social Skills Groups or may be referred to the Dacorum Education Support Centre (DESC) for further support.
The school also refers children and families to the Kings Langley Partnership extended provision, through which the school has the services of a counsellor for half a day a week. Referrals for these interventions are made by teaching or support staff. The Headteacher and SENCo prioritise and assign this support.
Parenting courses run by Dacorum are advertised on the school website and parents may be actively signposted to these for additional support