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Pastoral, Medical and Social Support

Pastoral and Social Support

At Acre Rigg Infant School, all our staff reinforce the philosophy and ethos of the school. As a ‘Healthy School’, we promote the health, safety and well-being of our children.

We wish our children to feel happy and secure in whatever activity they are taking part. Our children are supervised at all times, and we place great emphasis on the welfare and well-being of the children in our care.

All our children should feel able to talk freely and openly to any member of staff, if they have any worries or problems of any kind on a work or personal level. Staff respond to children in an appropriate manner, offering advice, support, guidance and reassurance in conjunction with our other policies, including our Child Protection Policy.

Services available:

  • Children have the option to participate in our “Listening Matters Programme”. Two staff are training listeners and offer play based one to one sessions.
  • A school counsellor works in school one day each week. Children and parents can be referred to the service when deemed appropriate.
  • Relax kids: Kirsten Scully, Emotional Wellbeing Worker, supports children and families. She currently runs Relax Kids in school, a small group session focussing on relaxation techniques.
  • Therapeutic Story writing
  • Family nurturing. Parents are invited to attend the Family Nurturing Programme or have the programme delivered in their own home.
  • Parents can be referred to our Parent Support Advisor, Karen Harrison.

Medical Support

Several members of staff are trained in specific medical procedures for children with identified needs. Almost all staff have some form of First Aid training, from basic to enhanced. Staff are also trained in delivering medicines in school.

The SENCO works closely with families to ensure all medical needs are catered for

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