How will you support my child emotionally?
At St Mark’s we run a Nurture Group in school. Children of concern are referred to the Nurture staff and their class teachers are asked to complete a Boxhall Profile (a recognised assessment tool for children who may need Nurture Group support). Following this assessment, if a child does require support they then attend weekly sessions for no less than a term. Our Nurture Group is a small group of 6-8 children with two members of staff for activities such as art, craft, social skills, turn-taking, sharing a snack and other activities.
We also have ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) in school who provide one to one or small group sessions for children needing support with social skills, friendship issues, making conversations, managing feelings and self-esteem.