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Please see Mr Cook's end of Lent term message:

Social, Emotional or Mental Health Needs


My child has difficulties with social, emotional health or mental health.

This section includes all those young people who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education.

It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions.

This can include:


  • Forming and maintaining relationships.
  • Bereavement.
  • Attitudes to attainment.
  • Attendance.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Life outside school.
  • Behavioural needs.

All children at The Croft can access:


  • Quality First Teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice).
  • Access to homework support clubs.
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Whole school Central Reward System.
  • Whole school policy for behaviour management with graduated response.
  • Key Stage transition support.
  • Anti-bullying policy.
  • Peer supporters in the playgrounds.
  • School Council.
  • In class Circle Time.

Support for targeted groups of children may include:



  • Year 6 transition support groups.
  • Intervention groups (all years) behaviour/social skills/self-esteem/stress management/emotional awareness.
  • In-class support in some lessons.
  • Pastoral mentoring.
  • Talkabout Intervention.
  • Friends Resilience Groups.

Targeted individual support may include:


  • 1:1 mentoring.
  • Outside agency input (eg. Educational Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Flexible timetables.
  • In-class support.
  • Personal Support Plan.
  • Support from school nurse.

Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each pupil in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.