At Stanley Primary School we understand that an important feature of the school is to enable all pupils to develop emotional resilience and social skills, both through direct teaching for instance e.g. PSHE, registration time and indirectly with every conversation adults have with pupils throughout the day.
Our values education project involves teaching the children 8 values throughout the year, and having a rewards system to praise those children who adhere to these values. The values are: Aspiration, Cooperation, Courage, Gentleness, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Tolerance. Each week we give special certificates to those children who demonstrate good values, and these will be displayed in the office reception area. Please feel free to come and look at them!
All support staff at Stanley Primary School have received ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) training. This training took place over 4 days during the previous academic year and was delivered by Dr Tom Connor, a senior Educational Psychologist for Achieving for Children. The aim of this support is to deliver bespoke emotional literacy support to pupils across the school, around topics like; self-esteem, friendship and social skills, bereavement, recognising feelings etc. ELSA interventions can take place on a needs basis, and some ELSA intervention groups are planned to run for identified children throughout the year. These groups are delivered by support staff, with support from the SENDCO.
As a school, we are making full use of the Socially Thinking© approach to support children’s emotional and social development, and to teach resilience and self-help strategies. The Speech and Language Service are supporting us to implement this programme across the school.
The SENDCO, with the consent of the parent, may feel it is appropriate to coordinate additional support for children to access for example, a key person, time with member of SLT or leadership team, an external referral to CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service), or an external therapeutic intervention. The school does not have the budget to provide specialist therapeutic support ‘in house’.
Some pupils may benefit from additional support through specific behaviour strategies, such as the use of social stories, time out spaces and personalised reward charts.
Please refer to our Anti-Bullying Policy for additional information regarding how we address issues around bullying at Stanley Primary School.
Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8UH
Tel: 020 8977 4858