At Falla Park, we are an inclusive school. We consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the Emotional and Social Development needs of SEN children are met.
On a daily basis the class teacher is responsible for the pastoral and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the parents’ first point of contact should further advice or support be required.
We have a Family Support Worker (Kerry Bell), who works with many children, parents and families to provide an additional layer of pastoral care.
We have a school counsellor (Alan Hall) who works with groups or individuals to support their emotional and mental health.
The school also participates in the mental health program run by RISE, who support children in school with: Interpersonal/friendship/relationship issues; provide individual intervention with young people who require strategies for emotional regulation, behavioural intervention or interpersonal difficulties; run sessions with young people who share difficulties around managing worries & anxiety, transitions, self-expression, low mood and provide drop-in sessions for any young person to access and discuss any difficulties and needs
Falla park maintains close links with External Partnerships. In order to access the best professional advice, we also link with Local Authority and Private Providers of additional services, such as Occupational Therapy, CYPS (Children and Young People Service) School Nursing Service, Social Services and Medical Professionals. We often hold multi-professional meetings in school so that parents are comfortable in the school environment and the child can join us easily, if it is appropriate.
As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a positive reward system. We also use Class dojo. The children are rewarded with green dojos for positive behaviour, friendship, teamwork, class work or kindness etc. Children can be awarded Dojo certificates at the end of the week. Children may also be nominated for a Head Teacher’s Award by staff and receive a certificate in front of the school and get to have hot chocolate with the Head Teacher. We also have a Star of the Week award from each class, which may be given for academic or non-academic reasons, and often for things they do over and above the basic expectations in school.
We produce a termly newsletter which goes to all families to share the achievements of pupils on a regular basis. Teachers also send postcards home to show their appreciation of kind deeds or good work.
These systems are embedded across school and the children enjoy their celebrations and rewards.