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Pupil Resilience and Pastoral Support

Dormansland Primary  - Building Pupil's Self-esteem and Resilience

School: Dormansland Primary School

Age range: 4-11

Quadrant: South East

Area identified as good practice/ project undertaken:

Building children’s self-esteem and resilience through our bespoke ‘Get Set Go!’ programme, run for twenty minutes before the start of school each day.

Impact on outcomes for children in your school:

·         Children who had previously found either coming into school or settling down to                 learning in class something of a struggle now have a bank of strategies to help them           overcome these issues.

·         Improvement in overall attendance and punctuality figures.

·         Targeted children’s confidence and understanding of why they come to school each            day have shown significant improvement.

Support offered in other schools with regard to this project (if relevant):

Colleagues are welcome to attend a session and talk to the staff who are involved in the planning, design and evaluation of each cohort’s programme of support.

How can this practice now be shared more widely? What can you offer to colleagues?

See above. Colleagues would be welcome to visit the programme as it runs in our school and to speak to senior staff about its impact on children’s outcomes over time.

Staff from Dormansland could be released to come and support the initiation of a similar scheme in other schools, if requested.

Please contact Headteacher - Sarah Stokes

head@dormansland.surrey.sch.uk

Lingfield Primary -  Thrive Approach to support emotional development

Name: Maggie Vinten

School: Lingfield Primary School

Age range: 4-11

Quadrant: SE

Area identified as good practice/ project undertaken:

Thrive Approach to support emotional development and wellbeing of targeted children through individual action plans and whole school through PSHE targets from whole class screens.

Impact on outcomes for children in your school:

Targeted children progress through the developmental strands – all children making progress; 4 children have reached age appropriate developmental strand in the last year.

The Thrive Approach underpins the school behaviour policy – significant improvements in behaviour during break and lunchtimes and reduction in the number of incidents being dealt with during these periods.

 

Support offered in other schools with regard to this project (if relevant):

School hosted a Thrive open afternoon where representatives from other schools were able to hear about the approach and see how it has been implemented. 

Visitors from another school considering this intervention – presentation and tour to demonstrate the impact on targeted individuals and the wider school community.

 

How can this practice now be shared more widely? What can you offer to colleagues?

Support with implementing principles of the Thrive Approach in relation to whole school behaviour policy and practice.

Information sharing re. Thrive Approach and supporting individual children using these principles.

Please contact: Maggie Vinten 01342 832626

 

St Paul's Primary (Addlestone) - Building Pupil Resilience 

Name: Louise Johnson - Headteacher

Age Range: 4-11

Quadrant: NW

 

Area identified as good practice / project undertaken:

Whole-school approach to improving children’s wellbeing and resilience including:

·         Establishing an effective Inclusion Team using in-house expertise.

·         Re-design of PSHE curriculum into 6 areas of wellbeing: Emotional, Social,                     Environmental, Physical/sensory, Spiritual and Economic. Skills progression                 developed across the whole school for each of the 6 areas.

·         Specialised training for staff from in-house PSHE expert with published                         research.

 

Impact on outcomes for children in your school:

Children are benefitting from this extra support to improve their wellbeing and resilience and in turn their progress where this has been a barrier to learning. Teachers are more confident in using a range of strategies to support pupil wellbeing.

 

How can this practice now be shared more widely? What can you offer to colleagues?

Opportunities for colleagues to:

·         Arrange a meeting to discuss approaches and pedagogy with one of our specialist team around use of PSHE strategies to support children’s progress;

·         Visit us to see the initiatives in practice;

·         Request one of our senior team or specialists for visit/s to your school and provide specific advice / support on a bespoke basis.#

 

Please contact Louise Johnson 

head@st-pauls-addlestone.surrey.sch.uk

 

Westfield Primary - Pastoral Support for Pupils

Name: Tina Weaver/ Nicola Billinge (HLTA/ HSLW)

Age range: 4 - 11

Quadrant: NW

Area identified as good practice/ project undertaken:

Pastoral Support

Impact on outcomes for children in your school:

Emotional resilience enabling them to access curriculum and learning 

How can this practice now be shared more widely? What can you offer to colleagues?

Opportunity to see in practice delivery of various pastoral support programmes e.g. friendly group, comic conversations/ art- therapy (art-ticulate) 

Please contact: Tina Weaver/ Nicola Billinge (HLTA/ HSLW)

01483 764187