Pastoral Care & Well-Being
At High Beech School, we are committed to supporting the well-being and positive mental health of all our children, families and staff.
The school follows the Essex TPP (Trauma Perceptive Practice) approach to understanding behaviour and supporting well-being. This approach has been written for childhood educators to understand and subsequently know how to help all children, especially those who are vulnerable.
It is underpinned by the core values of Compassion, Kindness, Hope, Connection and Belonging to support children and is embedded in our school systems and practice.
High Beech School is a child centred environment where we focus on nurturing the whole child and developing their skills to become life- long learners, well-rounded citizens as well as promoting academic achievement.
Our behaviour policy centres on high expectations and the promotion of positive behaviour management.
We celebrate children’s achievements and foster a sense of pride and belonging through sharing celebration assemblies where good work or behaviour linking to the school’s Christian values and TPP values is acknowledged and rewarded.
We work closely with the Family and Children's Support Services to offer a range of specific support and interventions for children and families that focus on well-being.
- Family support in the home
- Parent workshops such as the Nurture Programme
- Access to a dedicated Family Support Worker
- Therapy for identified children
- Play therapy
- Young Carers support for children who have caring responsibilities for members of their families
We are in the process of developing a new sensory at the school. From the knowledge we have of our pupils' strengths and areas of need, we know that this resource is crucial to support a number of pupils with sensory needs, as well as those who require support to self-regulate, manage anxieties and be ready to learn.