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How will the school support my child's emotional and social development?

How will we support your child’s social and emotional 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 such as behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem and anxiousness.


All classes at Whitchurch Infant and Nursery School follow a structured PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) curriculum to support this development. However, for those children who find aspects of this difficult we offer;


• Trained Teaching Assistants (TAs), in each classroom to support individual pupils.

• A learning mentor who is an experienced teacher.

• Lunchtime and break time support through planned activities led TAs.

• A safeguarding lead who is involved in family liaison and can offer outside agency support.

If your child still needs extra support, the class teacher and SENDCo will work with you to access further support through the Local Authority.