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Children's Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

Mrs Kemp – Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion

Inclusion in schools seeks to ensure that ALL children, regardless of ability, have equal access to all areas of the curriculum and school life and that individual needs are met in order that children make good progress.  Mrs Kemp is responsible for this important role.  Please read the information below and contact her should you wish to discuss your child’s needs.

As Inclusion Manager, I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team. I’m also the designated member of staff for safeguarding at our school. Safeguarding includes Child Protection and everything else that helps to keep children safe.

I can be contacted via the main school office or by email:

inclusion@stmargaretsprimary.org.uk

St Margaret’s CE Primary School is an inclusive school which focuses on the well-being and progress of every child. Our aim is that all pupils achieve their full potential, personally, socially, emotionally, physically and educationally and that all children and their families feel they are successfully included in all areas of school life.

 

What does the Inclusion Manager do?

Inclusion looks at the needs of all pupils but especially children with:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties
  • Disadvantaged backgrounds
  • EAL (English as an Additional Language)

 

My role at St Margaret’s is to work with teachers and parents to support children who require additional help due to their assessed Special Educational Need or disability. This may relate to:

  • Cognition and learning difficulties-understanding and remembering what they have learnt, concentration and focus.
  • Communication and Interaction-speaking and listening skills
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health-behaviour and emotions
  • Sensory and /or Physical-movement, fine and gross motor skills

We are also aware, that at any given time within any child’s life, they may be in need of extra emotional or behavioural support. There are lots of reasons why this may happen - for example,

  • due to family changes
  • bereavement of a family member
  • an illness in the family
  • children who have difficulty making friends etc

 

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the well being of your child, then please do not hesitate to email me or find me in person on the school gate on Thursday and Friday mornings. 

 

Useful Links for Well-being and Mental Health

https://youngminds.org.uk/  

Young Minds are committed to ensuring children get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

 

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/  

Partnership for Children offer a series of school-based programmes to help young children around the world to communicate effectively, cope with their anxieties and difficulties, and to develop skills for life.

 

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/  

CAHMS RESOURCES is a website containing resources and links to support young people and families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.