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  • As a school we understand that good relationships are vital to support wellbeing. Relationships are a focus at every September staff training and time and effort is taken to develop staff child relationships ensuring that all children in Warren Dell feel safe and have adults in school they can trust.
  • Every September after the summer break we have a week long ‘soft start’ with a focus on developing relationships
  • Every child in KS1/2 will make a personalised protective behaviours hand. These hands will have the names of adults in school that children feel they can trust and talk to if needed.
  • The whole school teach PSHE using a scheme called ‘Jigsaw’ which encourages mindfulness and emotional literacy. Lessons from the following themes are taught age appropriately to our children; being me in my world, changing me, dreams and goals, relationships, healthy me and celebrating differences. As it is a whole school approach PSHE is focused on in assemblies and during the school day - not just during the discrete lessons.
  • The Zones of Regulation curriculum is fully embedded in school and all children receive the full curriculum every year (adapted for their year group). Parents are invited to an annual Zones workshop.  Please follow the link for more information.
  • Every class has a zones of regulation display
  • Some children have personalised zonesof regulatiom resources
  • Every class has a regulation station that children can use to manage emotions
  • We have a sensory room and sensory garden
  • We teach children about the 6 ways to wellbeing; eat healthily, be active, take notice, give, connect and learn
  • Each child has half termly 1:1 ‘mentoring’ meetings with their class teacher to discuss academic and social progress.
  • A worry box is in place so children can ask to talk to staff discretely.
  • Friendship benches are in place on every playground and children are aware that if they want someone to play with/talk to, they can sit there and someone will come to them.
  • We have a young carers group to support children that have been identified as either young carers or children of carers.
  • We run a number of social interventions.
  • We offer a number of free after school clubs.
  • All children have access to free fruit during break time.
  • Staff and children are regularly trained in First Aid.
  • We work with parents to ensure that children with additional medical needs have the appropriate care and the least disruption to their learning.
  • We operate a highly positive system of behaviour management. We aim to teach children about behaviour choices.
  • Children earn ‘Smileys’ for positive behaviour
  • We send home postcards and give achievement certificates to children in assemblies.
  • Positive noticing bands are used
  • We reward excellent attendance with certificates and prizes.
  • Pupils on the SEND register have a termly target review meetings and pupil voice is obtained weekly ensuring their views are heard.
  • We are a Thrive school and our pastoral lead is a trained "Thrive Practitioner"
  • Individual children may have Thrive intervention to support their emotional wellbeing. 
  • We currently have 3 counsellors visiting the school once a week to support identified children
  • We have mentors supporting individual children
  • We run lego therapy groups to support children with communication and interaction difficulties
  • Positive books are in use for all children to boost self-esteem
  • Some children, who are unable to access a mainstream class, are part of our transition Cherry Tree Class to support their wellbeing. These classes provide support for a small number of children where allowing them to access highly supported and differentiated work in order to meet social and academic needs in a way that is not possible in a class of 30. Children in these classes are either transitioning back to class with support or on to specialist provision. The Cherry Tree classes have been developed using advice from and are supported by speech and language therapists, EYFS SEND advisors, Eps and Communication and Autism advisory teachers.