At Kirk Merrington Primary School, we are an inclusive school we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the Emotional and Social Development needs of SEN children are met. Our staff believe that high self-esteem is crucial and aim to support and promote the emotional wellbeing of all children. On a daily basis the class teacher is responsible for the pastoral and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the parents’ first point of contact should further advice or support is required.
Where children have additional difficulties they may receive small group or 1:1 support. Members of staff have received Nurture Group training as well as Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) and this expertise maybe used to support children experiencing friendship difficulties, overcome bereavement or loss, cope with anger management or anxiety problems.
As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a clear reward system that is followed by all staff and pupils Class Dojo. The children are rewarded with dojos for positive and kind behaviour and can be awarded at the end of the week with certificates. Staff can also message parents via Class Dojo to ensure that positive messages reach them.