At Neville’s Cross Primary School we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the medical, pastoral and social needs of SEND children are met.
At Neville’s Cross we are extremely proud of our anti-bullying work. For 10 years we have worked with children, including those with SEND, to educate them in recognising what bullying is, how to report it and strategies to support themselves and others. Our anti-bullying policy gives further details.
We believe that children have a right to work and play in a safe, non-threatening environment. Developing strategies, shared between all, that are intended to combat bullying, will contribute towards our vision of creating a supportive, inclusive environment in which children can grow and develop. We also have Peer Mediators who help with reconciliation following disagreements. Annually, we hold an Anti-Bullying fortnight, where the children explore the feelings, actions and consequences of bullying through the eyes of the victim and the bully. Children are also taught about diversity, racism and cyberbullying. The children always look forward to our annual ‘Friends Day’ in which children work in mixed aged groups across the day accessing games and activities designed to build team work and friendships.
Children in Year 3 train to become ‘Minibuds’ and learn to support and care for younger children. This helps to foster a family atmosphere across the school. Our Year 6 children are also trained as ‘Playtime Guardians’ who organise and look after the play equipment and support games with children across the school.
Personal and Social Education
At Neville’s Cross we believe that a child’s whole education extends beyond subjects covered by the National Curriculum and Religious Education. PSHCE helps give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. It encourages children to develop their emotional intelligence, build their knowledge of factors contributing to a healthy lifestyle and develop respectful relationships with others.
Dedicated time is set aside within the curriculum to teach social and emotional aspects of learning and we have regular whole school assemblies to introduce themes and celebrate work. Our policy therefore, seeks to embed PSHCE firmly within the school curriculum and requires it to be part of the explicit as well as the hidden curriculum. All children are encouraged to recognise and express their feelings and learn to contribute to whole class discussions. Some children may access small group intervention if they require extra support in developing these skills.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.