The social, emotional well being of a child directly impacts on a child's ability to learn.
"Schools have a central role to play in enabling their pupils to be resilient and to support good mental health and wellbeing. It is important that schools promote good mental wellbeing for all pupils". (click for key report finding)
(Quote from the DfE report : Mental health and behaviour in schools November 2018)
'Blueskies' has several years of experience working in schools and is able to offer an extremely comprehensive SEMH (social, emotional, mental heath) service to support both staff, families and individual pupils.
We are currently offering schools training in trauma informed practice. The bespoke training can be offered to all staff, key workers and Governors. The training gives schools a deeper understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.'s) and how to respond accordingly in everyday interactions as well as more focused interventions. The training includes a toolkit of practical ideas, evaluative tools and the opportunity to purchase a range of resources . Developing trauma informed practice in school settings will contribute towards raising standards and reducing the risks of exclusions. Click here for more details.
Schools are able to buy in any of the services / expertise offered below or indeed 'pick and mix' from the menu as the examples show. The standard charge is £200.00 per day (approx the cost of a supply teacher) and can be paid for through your 'pupil premium' budget. To add a twilight training session for staff onto the end of a day would add only £100.00 to the daily rate.
Individual child play therapy - up to 4 pupils in day.
Family (Filial) therapy.
Designing interventions with staff (both teachers and support staff)
Developing a schools capacity to create a wider well being programme: pupil voice, 'school champions', 'tea and toast' sessions, nurture group provision, playground and lunchtime provision etc
Twilight training: 'attachment, attainment and behaviour', 'emotional literacy', 'building pupil resilience', 'staff intervention strategies', SDQ's (strength and difficulties questionnaires) etc
Pick and mix menu examples
Session 1: play therapy for individual child
Session 2 :play therapy for individual child
Session 3: work with teaching assistant to develop behaviour support / intervention strategies
Session 4: family therapy - parent and child
Session 1: family therapy session
Session 2: play therapy for individual child
Session 3: working with SENCO
Session 4: working with staff to develop whole school well being programme
Twilight: staff training "developing pupils resilience".