At Hampton Infant School and Nursery, we are fully committed to ensuring the well-being of our children and believe for them to be successful learners, and in turn to lead successful lives, their happiness is imperative. We model a whole-school approach to social and emotional wellbeing; one which pervades all aspects of our school life including:
- Whole-school policies and practices that promote positive wellbeing;
- Training and CPD for staff through direct links with the Emotional Health Service;
- The school culture, ethos and environment;
- Teaching, learning and the curriculum;
- Partnerships with parents, families and the wider school community through direct links with the Emotional Health Service via parent information sessions;
- Zones of Regulation Programme, this is a whole-school approach, which fosters self-regulation and emotional control.
Our whole-school approach is supplemented by research-based interventions, which provide targeted, specific support for individuals and a smaller groups:
- Counselling (including play and art therapy) –1:1, therapeutic support through our Hampton Primary Partnership Counsellor.
- Drawing and Talking Therapy – a gentle, non-intrusive method of therapy to support emotional and learning needs.
- Talk about: Social Skills Programmes – to develop social skills in body language, the way we talk, conversations and assertiveness.
- Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) – an intervention which supports the teaching of emotional intelligence.
These specific interventions support the development of key social and emotional skills, including self-awareness, self-regulation and communication, amongst others, as well as school-wide policies and practices which support positive wellbeing.