St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4ST

01246 232170

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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SEN Report – 13

Question 13

Question: How will we support your child’s emotional and social development?

We recognise that some children have extra emotional and social needs that need to be developed and nurtured. These needs can manifest themselves in a number of ways, including behavioural difficulties, anxiousness, and being uncommunicative.
For those children who have difficulties in this area we offer:
The opportunity to take part in our Positive Play Programme which is supported by the Positive Play team at Sharley Park Community Primary School in Danesmoor, see link for additional information. Staff who work with the children have been fully trained in delivering the programme.

  • We have a programme in place for children who have experienced bereavement and loss.
  • Our Chaplaincy team provide children with emotional support and guidance, spending time with children in our Sacred Place, an area designated for children to have quiet time and time to reflect.
  • A councillor from Hallam Diocese has also delivered support for children with long term issues.

If your child still needs extra support, with your permission the SENCo will access further support through other outside agencies, via Multi Agency Teams, the Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service (CAMHS), School nurse or doctor.