At St Joseph’s RCVA Primary School, 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. Inspired by Catholic values staff believe that high self-esteem is crucial and aim to support and promote the emotional wellbeing of all children. 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 is required.
At St Joseph’s we have close links with our local church and our parent/ school partnership is strong.
St Joseph’s RCVA Primary School has and 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, CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) School Nursing Service, Social Services and Medical Professionals. We have a large meeting space and 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 clear reward system that is followed by all staff and pupils. The children are rewarded with house points for positive and kind behaviour and can be awarded at the end of the week in our Star Assembly. To ensure that positive messages reach parents on a regular basis we send texts to parents informing them of successes. We also use social media to celebrate successes and awards in school.