Q: What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?
Supporting Your Child & Learning Support Department
Published on - 16-05-2016
- We have two ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) who have been trained by and receive regular supervisory support from Hampshire Educational Psychology Service. Heads of Year can request this support for their students, when they consider it to be suitable. The areas of emotional difficulties that ELSAs provide support for are: specified social skills; friendships and relationships; anger management; loss and change; self-organisation as well as providing a full programme of social and emotional communication skills for students in Zone 7 & Zone 8.
- Students who struggle with social situations are able to go to the FLC during lunchtimes, break times and before school, where they are supported by the FLC team to manage unstructured social time.
- If a student is unwell during the school day, then they will be sent to the Medical Room or FLC. If the student is too ill to stay at school, their parent/carer will be contacted and asked to make arrangements for collecting them as soon as possible. A FLC Team member will decide if the student is well enough to stay at school or not.
- In a medical emergency, a FLC Team member will attend urgently, or may call for an ambulance if the student requires hospitalisation.
- All staff are trained annually on administering Epi-Pens for anaphylactic shock and students who have severe allergies or other significant health/medical needs are flagged-up to all staff throughout the school year.