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New survey results – better than last year!

  • 100% of our schools would (highly) recommend us to a colleague
  • 92% are very satisfied (highest rating) with our service
  • 100% report that we offer a high or very high (highest rating) quality of service
  • 9/10 rating in terms of meeting the needs of our partner schools

Click here to read full survey results from this academic year, 2018/19

Click here to read full survey results from last academic year, 2017/18

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“Understanding the pressures schools are under. Excellent relationships with families whilst being extremely realistic, positive and grounding. Committed to sustaining great outcomes.”
Sarah, Headteacher, St Nicholas Primary School, Rutland

“Excellent service – the support we have received has been unbelievable with fantastic positive results from our children.”

Penny, SENCO, Isaac Newton Primary, Grantham

“Great approach with families involved. Good partnership working approach.”

Sharon, SENCO, Bourne Westfield Primary School

“A great service that allows us to quickly identify the support that a child needs in class and provide us with a clear direction.” 

Glenn, Headteacher, Ketton Primary School, Rutland

“Extremely beneficial in encouraging an inclusive and joined up approach to help children and families. Also, encourages reflective professional practice in school. Thank-you.”

Ashely, SENDCO, Harlaxton Primary School, Grantham

“This service has been extremely helpful to us in assisting us to meet the needs of the children in our school.”

Jayne, SENCO, Belmont Community Primary School, Grantham

“The children are supported with a holistic approach to education and successful outcomes are being achieved.”

Karen, SENDCO, John Harrox Primary School, Spalding

CASE STUDIES

Discover how we have supported schools to promote positive outcomes for children, young people and staff

“Committed to sustaining great outcomes”

Sarah, Headteacher, St Nicholas C of E Primary, Rutland

190 children and young people supported

across 50 schools.

Average increase in teacher confidence in being able to understand and meet a child’s needs….

74%

STAFF WELLBEING

The challenge: it was recognised by the senior leadership team of a large primary school, which was undergoing some significant challenges, that the wellbeing of staff was vitally important. Staff were reporting increased feelings of ‘stress’ and a sense of being overwhelmed by work.

The solution: five sessions were delivered to staff who ‘self-selected’ to attend. These sessions were aimed at increasing participants’ wellbeing through the introduction of the Five Ways to Wellbeing framework, as well as exploring the (psychological) factors that help us to change our behaviour.

The outcome: the Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale was used measure progress before and after the sessions. By the end of the five sessions, which took place over a 12 week period, ALL participants had experienced an INCREASE in their overall wellbeing. Overall, the group experienced an average increase of 42% in their wellbeing by the end of the sessions.

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BESPOKE TRAINING

The challenge: the behaviour and management of children at break and lunch times was causing difficulties that spilled over into the classroom such that teachers’ time was being taken up with resolving these issues. 

The solution: following a problem-solving discussion with the SENCO and deputy head teacher, it was agreed that training ALL staff on a universal approach that addressed emotional and social difficulties would be implemented: namely, emotion coaching.

The outcome: there was a significant reduction in the number of difficulties on the playground that required further teacher intervention. Children calmer; staff calmer.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

The challenge: a looked after child presenting with very challenging behaviour that placed him at risk of exclusion; affected his peer relationships and access to positive learning experiences.

The solution: a brief discussion with the class teacher, and observation, followed by a strengths based, person centred planning meeting with staff and parents. This approach allowed us to generate a joint understanding of his behaviour and agree a positive way forwards.

The outcome: feedback collected indicated that staff had increased their confidence in understanding his needs by 250% and confidence in meeting his needs by 150%. This young person is now no longer at risk of exclusion.

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WHOLE CLASS SUPPORT

The Challenge: two year one classes contained very high numbers of children with special educational needs, including some children who displayed very challenging behaviour. As a result, the teachers were becoming very stressed with overall management of the classes.

The Solution: observations across both classes; followed by a series of problem-solving sessions with all staff involved (three across a period of six months). Individual teacher coaching sessions were also introduced.

The Outcome: both class teachers reported significantly reduced stress levels to the degree that they were ‘enjoying‘ teaching. Further, behaviour and learning across both classes had also improved significantly.

WHOLE SCHOOL SUPPORT

The Challenge: a school was concerned about the coherence of it’s provision regarding social and emotional wellbeing. It was stated that there were ‘pockets’ of good practice, but weren’t confident in how to move things forwards.

The Solution: a tiered approach was taken involving an initial data gathering exercise (to engage the school community); sessions with staff (led by the head) to generate a clear vision and aims and then action planning so that the aims could be achieved across the year and guide various training and support programmes.

The Outcome: the school has now established a clear vision relating to emotional wellbeing that is valued by all within the school community and a programme of training and support is currently being developed – this exciting project will last into the next academic year.

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STAFF COACHING

The Challenge: newly qualified teaching staff requested support around managing emotional and social needs of the pupils in their class.

The Solution: following a problem solving discussion with the SENCO, it was agreed that the group of NQT’s would benefit form a group coaching solution-focussed approach to collaboratively develop ways forward to support the development of positive relationships.

The Outcome: Staff were empowered to share, discuss and  implement ideas to promote a sense of belonging within their classrooms.  Staff reported most useful aspects of the process  was understanding what might be driving the childrens behaviour and ‘the importance of creating a sense of belonging’. Staff valued the opportunity for reflection, sharing experiences and felt empowered to go away and have a go.

“Making a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and those who support them through the application of psychology.”

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