SENCO / SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Referrals of support for children are made to the SENCO who can assess and assign them to either the Learning Mentor, ELSA or outside agencies (Education Inclusion Partnership).
The SENCO will have an overview of the children in each class receiving support either through IEP, PSP or for Mental Health support. The SENCO / Intervention role also encompasses Mental Health.
The SENCO will liaise with all staff to ensure updates are shared for pupils.
SLT will contact outside agencies if critical support is needed / a child is in danger.
LEARNING MENTOR (Mental Health First Aid)
This is 1.1 support for children who have been identified by their class teachers as needing key worker support. 1.1 work on a weekly/fortnightly basis to provide children with a safe space to share concerns and work towards strategies to improve. Ongoing support to ensure children have regular contact time.
ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support)
This is 1.1 or small group support for children who have been identified by their class teacher and learning mentor as needing a programme of support (crisis identified). A programme of work is completed over the course of 6 weeks with a review at the end. Parents are included in the process and feedback is given.
FOREST SCHOOLS LEADS
The Learning Mentor will liaise with class teachers to nominate children for Forest School sessions. Weekly sessions are held for both KS1 and KS2 pupils. Pupil groups are created to ensure there is a focus for developing emotional wellbeing.
CLASS TEACHER AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS
This involves identification of children needing support (more in-depth than in class support) with discussion with SENCO as to what support is needed.
Teaching Assistants can be used to offer in class support (1.1 help) if low level i.e. a quick chat/ reminder. All teaching assistants have undertaken training through Resilient Rutland (Mental Health First Aid).