Emotional well being of children at The Arches

We recognise that some children have additional emotional and social needs that need to be developed and nurtured. We are a very nurturing school and recognise all behaviour is a type of communication. These needs can manifest themselves in a number of ways, including behavioural difficulties, anxiousness, and being uncommunicative.  The emotional wellbeing of all pupils is fundamental to the ethos of The Arches.  Each classroom has a worry box and utilizes techniques such as circle time.  It is regularly communicated to all pupils who they can go to if something is concerning them and that The Arches is a ‘telling school’.  The school features a number of quiet areas where children can talk about any worries they may have with an adult, an aquarium for relaxation and extensive grounds to ‘let off steam’.  We have a full time Family Support worker trained in therapies such as CAF cards and drawing and talking (Mrs Julie Pleasted).