This section includes all those young people who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education.

It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions (including ADHD).

For both groups, issues can include:

  • Forming and maintaining relationships
  • Attitudes to attainment
  • Attendance
  • Self-esteem
  • Life outside school

What can Longshaw offer?

For all students at Longshaw

  • Quality first teaching with appropriate differentiation
  • A clear and consistent whole school behaviour policy and reward system
  • PHSE curriculum incorporating SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)
  • Class circle time
  • Anti-bullying policy
  • Key stage transition procedures
  • Lunchtime homework club
  • Lunchtime ‘discussion’ room
  • Support for targeted groups of children at Longshaw
  • KS2 friendship group
  • Social skills group
  • Small SEAL groups

Targeted individual support at Longshaw

  • Breakfast and after school club
  • Lunchtime ‘nurture group’
  • 1 to 1 mentoring
  • 1 to 1 support in class
  • Outside agency input ( CAMHs, CFCS, Early Help, Adolescent Support Team, Chance UK)
  • Pastoral support plans
  • Summer scheme referral