Our TEACH Trust schools are not just about academic achievements, but the safety and development of the whole child. We recognise that, for all our children to achieve their full potential we also need to take care of their emotional well-being. All staff in all the TEACH Trust schools work together to support the children to achieve their very best educationally, socially, physically and emotionally.
Sometimes things happen at home, large or small, which can affect your child and it can often impact on them. It is important to us that we are aware of these issues and we will do our very best to support you in any way you can. If we are unable to give you the support needed, we can discuss your concerns with other professionals who may be able to support you, such as Bereavement Counsellors, the School Nurse, Family Support Workers and many more.
As part of our Pastoral Care support, in each school, we have the benefit of an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) who is trained to help children with any emotional support. Where members of staff feel that a child needs additional support to develop their emotional intelligence or resilience, we would discuss this with the parent and may offer them sessions with our ELSA. They can support children with the following:
Emotions, self-esteem, social skills, friendship skills, anger management as well as loss and bereavement.
This support will normally be for six sessions and last up to 45 minutes, either on a 1:1 basis or as part of a group.
If you are struggling at home we can refer you to BCP council's Early Help service. This could be for a Family Support Worker to support you with parenting, managing behaviour, setting boundaries, routines, home safety and family relationships. We can also refer you to parenting programmes. Please contact the Pastoral Care Worker for further information.