All classteachers are able to provide children with support and encouragement. They are empathic and good at listening able to manage the majority of children needs. In addition, with programmes such as PSHE and Circle Time classteachers will support children's emotional and development well-being.
In addition to this we can offer;
Emotional Support Literacy Assistants (ELSA)
Emotional Literacy Support Assistants are Teaching Assistants (TAs) who have attended a 5 day training course, via the Local Authority. Examples of things covered by ELSAs are Social skills, emotions, bereavement, therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focused and friendship.
Brodie (and Gaye) - Read with Dog
Reading to Dogs is a programme offered by Pets As Therapy and has been proven to help children build confidence, through both the calming effect the dogs' presence has on children and the fact that the dog will listen to the children read without being judgemental or critical. Brodie and his handler come in weekly.
Play Therapy Counsellor
Counselling offers children a safe space to express and think about things which are troubling them. The counsellor facilitates this, through a range of creative play, talking and listening; thinking with the child about how they make sense of and manage their difficulties and how they might do it differently.
We can provide a professional, confidential counselling service based in school. It offers one to one therapeutic counselling for pupils, consultation and support to parents and support in enhancing the pastoral systems across the school.