Social and Emotional Wellbeing
At RGS The Grange, we recognise the importance of Social and Emotional Wellbeing in order for children to be happy and to reach their potential. In 2017 we implemented a Social and Emotional Wellbeing rolling plan in order to support our children through a whole school approach alongside targeted intervention groups and form time activities.
There are times when a child may need extra emotional, social or behavioural support. Identifying this need and addressing it in the form of one-to-one support or group support is key to achieving positive and happy outcomes for all our children. In addition, we can support families by organising for other Early Help specialists to come into school to work with a pupil during the school day. Such external specialists may already be working with a family, for example, a Bereavement Counsellor, or could be a result of an Early Help referral that the school can make for a family through Worcestershire Children First.
Our Wellbeing Plan and Policy include support in the following ways:
- Our whole school ethos whereby the delivery of Emotional Wellbeing is everybody’s responsibility ensuring that RGS The Grange is ‘where happy children succeed’
- We have undertaken a recent PSHCE curriculum review including healthy relationships
- The targeted intervention support groups ‘Flourish and Fly’ offer support for children with social and communication challenges
- We have a School Counsellor for those children who need a little extra support
- ‘Positivity’ sessions during our Enrichment afternoons with activities to develop children’s Emotional Intelligence
- Our Anti-Bullying focus and provision has been raised through the training of Anti-Bullying ambassadors and our attainment of the Anti-Bullying Quality Mark – Nov 2019
- ‘Pupils Attitude to Self & School Survey’, a survey giving pupils the opportunity to express how they feel about themselves and school and for us as a school to provide strategies of support
- Parent Information evenings on ‘Children’s Wellbeing’ and ‘Brighter Futures – how to keep my child safe in our digital world’
- External Early Help specialists to come into school to give further support if there is a need