Emotional and social support for pupils
We pride ourselves on our pastoral care at Metheringham Primary School. The staff at our school are always available for the children to speak to if they have any worries or concerns.
If parents have concerns about their child’s emotional and social development they should initially contact their child’s class teacher, Mrs Thackray (SENDCo) or Miss Coleman (Family and Learning Mentor.)
Some children require additional support with their social interactions and emotional development and this can be delivered either via small groups or in the 1:1 situation.
Miss Coleman works with small groups of identified pupils to develop their social skills working on programmes such as ' Friends for Life.'
Some pupils require 1:1 counselling focusing on more specific areas of need such as coping with a bereavement, an illness, separation or divorce, anxiety. Initially this will be delivered by Miss Coleman who has attended counselling training and training on social, emotional and mental health.
If concerns remain after 6 counselling sessions, a pupil may receive support from Outside Agencies such as Healthy Minds,CAMHs or Lincolnshire Grief and Loss Centre.
Mrs V Wilcox has attended the Mental Health First Aider training as Mental health and well- being is one of our school priorities.
Mrs Thackray has attended Mobilise training on Emotional well-being and is promoting the 5 ways to wellbeing in school.