Alfred Street Junior
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

Supporting Children’s Wider Needs

As a school we have close communication with parents and carers and liaise with outside agencies. We have a dedicated Family Support Worker to support our families and vulnerable children, and a Behaviour Support Assistant to support children with emotional regulation and to develop a restorative approach across the school. We also use Boxall Profiling to identify SEMH needs and put a range of pastoral interventions in place to help children manage their needs. These interventions include Counselling, Drawing and Talking, Social Stories, Anxiety Gremlins, Volcano in my Tummy, Super Flex and ELSA.


Individual and groups who are not making enough progress, are identified and provision is mapped according to pastoral and academic need. We use Pixl as a way of identifying academic gaps in learning and put therapies in place to address gaps. We also use a variety of intervention programmes such as Catch Up, Toe by Toe reading and RWI phonics.


We acknowledge that children learn in different ways and we recognise the need to develop pedagogies that enable all children to learn in ways which suit them. All of our classrooms have regulation stations to support children with SEMH needs and SEND toolkits to support children with additional needs. Teachers expect everyone to succeed at their learning by offering higher levels of support or extra challenge for those who need it so that all pupils can access the learning at the expected standard. This support might be in the form of ICT, scaffolds, prompts or adult support. Our curriculum offers a variety of ways for children to learn which includes: open ended tasks, investigations and problem solving, reasoning, research and drama and presentation.