Learning & Pastoral Care

Learning & Pastoral Care

 Learning & Pastoral Care

The emotional health and wellbeing of our children is a high priority at Monkspath School. Our 12 whole school core values (include link to website page with values) underpin all aspects of school life.

Our approach to developing and supporting our children’s wellbeing takes place through whole school, small group and individual initiatives and support.

Life is not perfect and supporting our children and families during the challenging times is very important at Monkspath School.  We have a team of trained staff who offer individual and small group support to children experiencing issues such as bereavement, family split, anxiety, low self-esteem etc. There are staff based across the school who develop relationships with all children through supporting their learning, alongside the emotional support they offer.  Children and families are strongly encouraged to inform school of any issues that arise to enable us to offer support as soon as it is needed.

Our family support worker works with families and runs courses and support groups such as ‘Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour’

Our ‘open door’ policy enables parents and carers to have constant dialogue with staff, this ensures early intervention takes place should issues arise.

Whole school, age appropriate, teaching of; SEAL (social, emotional aspects of learning), Community of Enquiry, E-safety, Anti-bullying, relationships and drug and alcohol education, enable children to develop their understanding of themselves, their relationships and how to make informed choices as they grow and develop. We use ‘Restorative Thinking’ as an approach to support children in understanding their impact on others and develop their ability to forgive and apologise. www.restorativethinking.co.uk

Our holistic approach ensures all aspects of our emotional health and wellbeing support are carried through into our before and after school provision and holiday club.

 

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