Well-being and Nurture
At Eastchurch the well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence is truly important to us, and our inclusive approach and nurturing environment enables our pupils to feel safe and flourish.
We have a SENCo and a well-being manager on each site, and a speech and language TA who supports the pupils on both sites.
Let's meet the team and hear in their own words what we do and why we do it.
Hello, my name is Laura Farrow and I am the SENCO at St Clements site. I have been working with children with SEN for 5 years at different specialist provisions.
I am passionate about supporting children with SEN and their families.
I work with staff at school to support pupils with additional needs. We use a assess, plan, do, review approach to ensure the provision that is in place is effective.
Please feel free to contact me about SEN and well-being needs. I am available Tuesday- Thursday.
Mrs Daniells Well-Being Manager All Saints
Welcome to our website, my role within Eastchurch Primary School is Well-Being Manager at All Saints site, it is important to me that I make sure your child is safe, happy and welcome at school and I provide the nurture that they need, this is why I love my job so much.
I am here not only as a listening ear but to provide help and encouragement to help them on their way and so they feel confident to be able to come and see me. I provide a range of Physical and Emotional sessions on a 1:1 basis or as a group, to help them grow in self confidence.
It is important that every child feel’s valued at school and as parents you feel confident knowing that your child’s needs are being fulfilled, whether it be Physical, Emotional or Educational.
Our school is a place where your children will thrive and build wonderful friendships with their peers.
If you are worried or have any concerns big or small about your child’s wellbeing or if there is anything I can help you as a family with then please contact me on:
Telephone: 01795 880279
Mr Rayner - Well-Being Manager St Clement
In my role as Well-being Manager for St Clement it is my job to ensure that your child feels happy and nurtured whilst at school. That as a parent you are happy and confident that your child’s needs are being met while they are in the schools care. I am there to listen, help and advise both children and parents. Whether it is a consoling ear, a voice of encouragement, or just a smiling face. I am there to make sure that every child feels valued.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child’s well-being please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tel: 01795 880279
Mrs Hammock is our Speech, Language and Communication Teaching Assistant for the school
My role within the school involves me assessing and supporting children who have communication problems by working one to one or in small groups with the children across both sites that may have difficulties in speaking clearly, problems understanding or using language. Some children, however, struggle to both understand and use language. This can have a huge impact on how they learn, make friends and cope with school. Some 10% of children – that’s about three in every classroom – have a language disorder that they won’t grow out of.
Problems with speech, language and communication can affect children in many ways:
· Poor speech can mean that other children and adults struggle to understand the child.
· Even quite minor difficulties with certain speech sounds can make learning to read using phonics hard.
· Children who struggle to understand spoken language may have problems following instructions and grasping what lessons are about.
· Children and adults can become frustrated with their lack of understanding.
· A limited vocabulary and sentence structure can hold children back in their reading and written work.
· Children can struggle to make their needs known at school.
· Making friends can be difficult.
I support the children by playing and talking using pictures, books, objects or games to help their language development or exercises involving a child model correct sounds and syllables in words and sentences during play activities.
For some children, speech, language and communication are such a challenge that they need specialist help and support in order to cope with school. They are referred to a Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) and my role would be to help support the children with their intervention plan set by SALT and support them with their goals.
If you are worried about your child’s speech, language and communication, please speak with their teacher, the SENCO or myself. You can contact me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01795 880279