Emotional Well-Being support
Children who are identified as needing additional support are usually identified by their class teacher or parents.
We have an in-school referral process which is completed by the class teacher after a conversation with the child themselves and their parent/carer.
The Mental Health Lead will receive the referral and in conversation with the class teacher, Sendco and parent/carer will decide the appropriate level of support needed to meet the needs of the child.
The in-school provision available is:
Group support/circle time - led by the emotional well-being support staff
Individual support sessions provided by the emotional well-being support staff
Weekly counselling sessions provided by Sorted Counselling Services - this is commissioned by the school.
If the child's needs cannot be met by the above services or there is a decline in their emotional well-being, then a referral will be made to CAMHs.
For some children and families other services accessed outside of school may be appropriate and in such circumstances, referrals will be made to CHUMs -
The progress of children receiving in-school support will be monitored, tracked and evaluated using SDQ type questionnaires. These will be completed by both teaching staff, parents and the child.
When children have more complex needs, other tools and resources will be made available to assess and monitor their needs and support e.g. Boxall Profile.
For children and families that have a higher level of need and/or are accessing services outside of school provision The Early Help Assessment and Team Around the Child process will be used to assess and plan support.
Emotional Wellbeing Sessions for Parents/Carers
These are virtual information and advice session which will provide parents and carers with ideas on how to support their children on a wide range of subjects such as Anger, Anxiety and school transition.
The session will be split into 2 parts:
30 mins: Presentation from Chloe Lovell - CBC Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner
30 mins: Opportunity to ask questions
The event will be run as a webinar designed to give information but there will be an opportunity to ask questions using a chat function or by sending an email in advance. Once parents/carers have signed up a link to the event will be sent the morning of the session over email. This will contain all joining instructions.
Monday 28th June- 4.30pm-5.30pm- Middle Schools- Anger and Anxiety
Monday 28th June- 4.30pm-5.30pm- Upper Schools- Anger and Anxiety
Friday 15th June at 10 - 11am – Lower School Parents – Anger & Anxiety