Well-being and Nurture Support at Shepherdswell Academy
The well-being of the children at Shepherdswell Academy is of upmost importance to ensure that they are ready to be involved and make progress in their learning. The well-being and involvement of the children in their learning is assessed termly by EYFS class teachers and by the KS1 class teachers using Leuven Scales. Where children are not regularly happy and engaged in their learning, actions are put in place both within the classroom learning environment but also with the support of targeted intervention by the Learning Mentor. The Learning Mentor and class teacher will jointly set targets for each child and assess the outcomes and next steps half termly. The nurture group programme at Shepherdswell Academy provides focuses for children as they develop through the school year and the different challenges that they can encounter during their time at school. The sessions and themes are flexible to suit the needs of the children within each group.
Some children, weekly targeted group sessions support their improved well-being enough so that they only access nurture groups for a fixed period. However for some children, their involvement will continue through the year. Provision will include targeted group sessions, daily or weekly 1:1 sessions or ad hoc drop in sessions. Within the learning environments at Shepherdswell there are emotional thermometers so that the children can show how they are feeling at any point in the day and adults can support them to discuss their feelings and where appropriate find a solution. This can include referral to the Learning Mentor for support.
Involving the Whole Family at Shepherdswell Academy
At Shepherdswell Academy, we also look to support the whole family where it is needed. This support can include:
Involving the Community at Shepherdswell Academy