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Social and Emotional Development

The school has a Mental Health Lead who is trained as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA).  There are two learning mentors who are also MHFAs who support children who are vulnerable and have mental health needs.    The school has achieved the silver ‘Carnegie Mental Health in Schools Award’.   A number of pupils are also working with Norton Hall who provide counselling to pupils and their families.  All pupils are assessed for their wellbeing twice a year and from these assessments support is put in place to help individuals.     


The Assistant SENDCo is now qualified as a lead for being a Trauma Informed School. 


The designated safeguarding leads work with the Child Advisory Support Service (CASS) to discuss and refer children who are vulnerable or where a concern has been highlighted.   Referrals have been made for families who need support in understanding and managing the needs of their SEND child.   These referrals have resulted in parents been allocated a family support worker.