Pupils may have emotional and social developmental needs. Within school we have a trained mental health first aider and run various interventions to help children develop coping strategies. In the first instance, each classroom has a daily emotional check-in board that follow the ‘Zones of regulation’ principles. We then respond and support any further issues that may arise through
- discussions with staff for initial support
- discussions with parents/carers to provide the link to their home
- Intervention from a Community of Learning worker who spends time on various programmes and support for individual need.
A sensory circuit is something that helps children to engage effectively with the day ahead by facilitating sensory processing in order to help a child regulate and organise their senses in order to achieve the optimum level of alertness required for effective teaching.
There are many other places to seek help and advice for emotional and well-being services. Here are some places where that is possible. If you need any advice, please contact the school.
Roller coaster group
Flyer INTEGRATING CHILDREN
COMMUNITY DROP IN POSTER CLS
ASD Parent carer support group
Helpline for families
MHIS CYPF Event
Mental Health Problems in Children and Young People Guidance for parents and carers County Durham