Slade Lane, Abbotskerswell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5NS
We recognise that some children have extra emotional and social needs that need to be developed and nurtured. These needs can manifest themselves in a number of ways, including behavioural difficulties, anxiousness and being uncommunicative.
All classes follow a PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) curriculum based on our whole school learning themes to support this development. However, for those children who find aspects of this difficult we offer:
Thrive, run by a teaching assistant. This follows the principles of listening to children, showing empathy, making children feel important and being playful. It is run on a weekly basis, developing the needs of the individual.
A Social Gardening club for children to learn how to co-operate with one another in a small group and be responsible for looking after a living environment in the summer term.
Lunchtime and playtime support, through planned activities and groups, led by a Playtime leader and responsible children as play leaders.
A school counsellor will work with children / parents that have the greatest need.
13) How will we support your child's emotional and social development?