Pastoral and Wellbeing Support
Waverley Abbey aims to develop pupils' social and emotional skills. Social, Emotional, Moral and Cultural education is embedded within our curriculum and practice and through the use of our curriculum, lessons, assemblies and other events children are taught these skills as well as our school Christian values. Emotional, mental health and social support is provided to all children whether or not they have an additional need. The class teacher has overall responsibility for pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class.
At Waverley Abbey we know that sometimes some children require additional support above and beyond the ordinarily available provision. We provide a range of interventions, strategies and provisions to support children's social, emotional and mental health development:
- A range of intervention programmes to develop social communications, friendship skills, self-awareness and self-esteem as well as worries and anxieties. These include Talk About programmes.
- We have a number of LSA's who have had specific training to support children with the development of emotional skills.
- We have two ELSA’s (and two more being trained in Spring 2024) who are trained in Emotional Literacy Support. Staff work with targeted children either in small groups or individually to support the development of emotional and social skills.
- Our Behaviour Policy, which includes guidance on expectations, rewards and sanctions, is fully understood and implemented by all staff.
- We offer a lunchtime club for pupils with specific emotional or social issues who may need additional support during these unstructured times.
- We regularly monitor attendance and take the necessary actions to prevent prolonged unauthorised absence.
- Learner voice is central to our ethos and this encouraged in a variety of ways and regularly. This includes our School Council, Eco-Council, ‘Worship’ team and buddy system.
- We liaise with various external agencies for support as necessary including Educational Psychology, LLS, Behaviour Support, Occupational Therapy, Mindworks.
- We have five Designated Safeguarding Leads, who liaise with families and Surrey Children’s Services.
Should you feel your child requires additional support or help, please speak directly to the classroom teacher.
In addition, you can find a range of resources below which can be used at home:
Wellbeing challenges to keep our focus on a healthy mind
Writing down our problems is better than keeping them floating around our heads.
Through my window art therapyArt therapy resources
|Resources provided by Primary Mental Health Works and in association with Mindworks Surrey|