We care deeply about all of our children here East Stanley School. When children seem upset or anxious, we offer excellent pastoral support. This may be in the form of speaking to an adult in school and discussing the area of concern for the child and offer some support or suggestions to solve the problems.
When children are upset more frequently for reasons which may be school or home based, we regularly chat with them to see how they are feeling.
We keep parents informed and encourage parents to let us know when children are upset about something at home.
We run ‘Listening Matters’ support which is a regular session, with a trained memeber of staff to support children struggling with emotions such as grief or anxiety as the result of a parental separation or death.
For children requiring additional social support, we have a number of small intervention groups in school including Socially Speaking, Friendship Formula and Time to Talk. These groups are arranged by Miss Hall, our SENCO, and are led by teaching assistants during curriculum time. They happen across the year with chosen children who we believe would benefit from such social intervention programs.
At East Stanley we offer a variety of opportunities for children to develop social and leadership skills through a range of Pupil Voice groups, such as the School Council, Playground Leaders and the Mini-Police.
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. This is a graduated system which the children all understand and were involved in the development of.
We will not tolerate any form of bullying and we have a clear anti-bullying policy in place.