At Cotsford Primary School we believe it is important to develop the whole child, not just their academic ability. We place great importance on promoting and supporting a child’s positive social and emotional well-being. We encourage children, parents and carers to speak to staff each day. We are also happy to speak over the telephone to those parents who work during the day.
All of our pupils, regardless of their learning needs are given a high level of pastoral and social support from the moment they enter school right through to when they leave. Our School Team (Council) meets on a regular basis to enable our children to tell us how they feel and make decisions about our school.
Within classrooms class teachers develop very close relationships with each child to ensure that they are happy, secure and ready to learn on a daily basis.
As a school with a rights respecting ethos, we place the UNCRC (United Conventions of the Rights of a Child) at the heart of our planning, policies and practice and the children are empowered to become active citizens and learners.
We have The Place 2 Be and Place 2 Talk service available four days each week to provide emotional support on a 1:1 or small group basis. The service has been provided at our school for over over 20 years and is an integral part of our school. Parents may also access support.
Other programs which can be offered include Getting Along and Relax Kids.
We also use CAMHs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and the Piece of Mind team alongside this support where necessary.
Children with medical needs are catered for in the same way with, if necessary, designated people to deal with any physical or emotional difficulty that we can. Identified staff are first aid trained and also administer medicine within school following the appropriate County guidelines.
Parent Support Advisor
Families may be supported by our Parent Support Advisor, Karen Harrison. She works with children, young people and families to best support them. To speak to Karen about a child or her role please contact the school.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.