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Achievement through enjoyment and excellence

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

My child has difficulties with social, emotional and/or mental health

This section includes all those young people who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education.

It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions (including ADHD).

 

For both groups, issues can include:

  • Forming and maintaining relationships

  • Attitudes to attainment

  • Attendance

  • Self-esteem

  • Life outside school

 

What can Wymondham offer?

 

For all children at Wymondham:

  • Quality first teaching with appropriate differentiation

  • A clear and consistent whole school behaviour policy and reward system

  • PHSE curriculum incorporating social and emotional aspects of learning, relationships and sex education

  • Class circle time

  • Class worry box

  • Anti-bullying policy

  • Attendance and Punctuality policy

  • Special Assemblies to celebrate positive attitudes as well as good work

  • School trips, including a residential

  • Work within the community, e.g. supporting church activities

  • Interschool sports competitions, including dance and gymnastics

  • Whole school musicals and drama productions

  • Festival celebrations in church

  • Key stage transition procedures

  • Clubs

  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles, e.g. Worship leaders, School Council

  • A large outdoor space, including playground, field, quiet areas, adventure playground, etc

  • Active playtimes including optional organised activities with our sports apprentice

  • Access to IT to promote in-school communication skills, e.g. creating group PowerPoints

 

Support for targeted groups of children at Wymondham may include:

  • Timetabled support from our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

  • Physical literacy with our sports apprentice

  • Lego therapy

  • Time to talk intervention, e.g. board games, treasure hunts

  • Year 6 secondary and class-to-class transition programmes

 

Targeted individual support at Wymondham may include:

  • 1:1 support in class and at breaktimes

  • Access to outside agency input ( e.g. CAMHs, CFCS, Early Help, Adolescent Support Team, Chance UK)

  • Pastoral support plans

  • Flexible and scheduled sensory breaks from class

  • Staggered start/end times to arrival/departure; start/end of lessons to avoid large groups

 

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