Primary (St. Albans & Harpenden)
Our universal services can be successfully used to support groups or a whole class as an early intervention strategy. Equally, an individual child’s needs’ can be supported in this way for difficulties such as self-esteem, friendships, bullying, social skills, communication and coping with big emotions.
Children who present with challenging behaviour that is affecting their learning to a greater extent are supported individually in the classroom and 1:1 out of the classroom. The Team will normally spend around half the session in the classroom engaging the child in, and modelling positive behaviour and communication as well as classroom & learning skills. The frequency of sessions is assessed at referral and will vary, but typically we see a child once or twice a week. As part of our intervention, staff are skilled with strategies that promote successful reduction, de-escalation and management of challenging behaviour.
In the summer term we offer a whole class transition programme for year 6. This benefits all children but can be particularly beneficial for children who are particularly worried about the move to secondary. Further bespoke support can be offered to individuals if it is felt appropriate.