This support is underpinned by child focused approaches to understanding and addressing children and young people’s social and emotional needs, promoting emotional well-being and promoting positive behaviour and engagement in learning.
While the school remains responsible for providing the statutory educational entitlement for all the children on its roll, workers will work in partnership with schools to:
- Help with the early identification of vulnerable children with additional social, emotional and/or mental health needs, including those at risk of exclusion or struggling to engage with learning;
- Keep young people engaged in learning
- Pro-actively intervene to improve wellbeing, attainment and progress
The workers are highly experienced in the challenges some children can present, and encounter, in learning. They are trained and experienced at using a range of counselling and therapeutic approaches to promote emotional wellbeing and positive engagement. The approaches they adopt include:
- Assessment based interventions for individuals and groups including monitoring and reporting on agreed outcomes. This work can be delivered in the school setting or outside of school;
- Consultation support to school staff and other professionals;
- Programmes of training and support for school staff, parents and partner agencies;
- Support at the point of transition from infant to junior and junior to secondary school.
How to get support:
Referrals to Counselling and Behaviour Support are received from schools or other educational settings. If you think that you or your child should be supported by the service, you should contact the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) or pastoral manager at the school, college or nursery. We are only able to offer support to children and young people that subscribe to this service.
For further information please contact: