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How do we support children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties?

We work very hard to support children who are experiencing difficulties with their social, emotional and mental health.

We have various programmes that we run. These vary according to need but often include:

•Sunshine club (Breakfast club, for invited children).
•Mars club (KS1) and Pluto Club (KS2), these are weekly lunchtime clubs, based on nuture group principles.
•Bumblebees (KS1) - based on nuture group principles
•Friends group (Yr 4) – based on the ‘Friends for Life’ anxiety programme
•Forest Friends (KS1) - based on nuture group principles and particularly targeted to include LAC
•Circle of friends (KS2)
•Drawing and talking

We have a Pastoral Support Leader who liaises closely with parents, SENCo, class teacher, TAs, outside agencies and the child. Through discussions and working together we aim to understand the difficulties, offer support and interventions and sign post to other agencies.

When appropriate, a CAF referral will be completed with the parents. If this is accepted, regular Family Network Meetings (FNM) meetings will take place. These are led by a Family Support Worker (FSW) and all the agencies involved in supporting the child meet to discuss progress and further actions.