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Supporting emotional and social development and well-being

The school’s Christian values of love, community and courage underpin all aspects of school life.  Our aim is to provide a friendly, caring, happy community where each person is valued and appreciated.  Staff work to promote pupil’s self-esteem and resilience.

Social and emotional well-being is covered in whole class PSHE lessons.  These lessons reflect the needs of individual cohorts. 

If class teachers feel an individual requires additional support they will consult with the SENCO who may recommend a specific intervention, such as ELSA (Emotional Literacy) or Drawing and Talking (therapeutic drawing).  In some cases, the SENCO may seek further support from outside agencies such as Hampshire Educational Psychology Service or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Bentley CE Primary School has a positive approach to behaviour management.  There are systems in place across the school to recognise positive behaviour.  All children know the three school rules: ready, respectful and safe.  If any child is exhibiting extreme ongoing behaviour issues, or their behaviour is having a significantly negative impact on their learning or that of others, they may be considered to have behavioural needs. If so, they will be given an IBP (Individual Behaviour Plan).  For further detail see the Behaviour and Discipline policy on the website.

In addition to supporting children’s social and emotional well-being school staff are also able to signpost parents to support in school and the wider community.  For example, accessing Elkolet (previously known as Alton Buckle) a community initiative that supports young people and families in the Alton area or the school nurse.

Bentley CE Primary School ensures that all children at school with medical conditions are properly supported so they can have full access to education, including school trips and physical education.  Some children may be disabled and where this is the case the school will comply with its duties under the Equality Act 2010. 

The school has a medical policy regarding the administration and management of medicines.  Care plans are in place for children with severe allergies and specific medical conditions.  Relevant information from care plans is shared with all staff so they are aware of children’s individual needs.  Staff are trained to administer specific medicines when the need arises. 

The school monitors attendance closely and school reward systems recognise good attendance.  Attendance rates in the school are high. 

A copy of the school’s Safeguarding policy can be found here.

You can find lots more helpful information about well-being by clicking here.