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

We recognise that some children have additional emotional and social needs that need to be developed and nurtured.

These needs can manifest themselves in a number of ways, including displaying undesired behaviours such as anxiousness, being uncommunicative or in extreme cases physical aggression. At Daventry Hill School we talk about ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ behaviours.

All classes follow a structured PSHE (Personal, Social, Health end Economic education) curriculum to support this development. However, for those students who find aspects of this more challenging, we offer:

  • Small group working
  • Opportunities for 1-1 support / time
  • Small group circle time sessions
  • Learning Mentors
  • Alternative Curriculum
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist

Daventry Hill School has a Pastoral Support Team which is led by a Pastoral Leader. Within the team there is a Deputy Pastoral Lead, Family Support Worker, Pastoral Mentors, a Physical Therapy Assistant, a Speech & Language Therapy Assistant and a Medical and Welfare Assistant. Their role is to support children to be ready and able to learn, and in the case of the Pastoral Leader and Family Support Worker to be a link between home and school.

If your child still needs extra support, with your permission the school can also access further support through a range of services:

  • The Early Help process (Early Help Assessment – EHA)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS):
    • Some children require specialist support and intervention, and children can be referred to the service by families, or school and regular clinics are held at school.
  • Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Children’s Social Services