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Heyes Lane Primary School

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Heyes Lane Primary School


Social, Emotional and Mental Health

My child needs support with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties


Your child may need support with:

  • Attendance
  • Attention and listening skills
  • Anxiety
  • Impulsivity and/or hyperactivity
  • Low self-esteem
  • Managing anger
  • Forming and maintaining relationships
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement
  • Life outside school


Your child may have a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, Attachment Disorder Anxiety Disorder or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - please see our section for ASD within Communication and Interaction.


IQFT @ Heyes Lane:

All pupils at Heyes Lane are entitled to, and receive Inclusive Quality-First Teaching (IQFT) though our creative, engaging and immersive curriculum, which is appropriately adapted to meet individual learner needs.  This is achieved through:

  • Highly skilled, creative teachers and well-trained support staff who are dedicated to your child’s academic, personal and social potential
  • Appropriate learning challenges, matched the National Curriculum guidelines
  • Adapted learning challenges through:
    • Extending or reducing challenges
    • Varying the amount of adult or peer support given to complete the challenge
    • The way a learning challenge is delivered, completed and achieved.  E.g. visually (looking), practically (doing), orally (speaking), aurally (listening).
    • Different resources to complete learning challenges
    • Different outcome of the challenge
  • Multi-sensory approach to learning challenges
  • Visual aids to support attention and listening skills, classroom organisation and language and concept development
  • Reward charts
  • Modelled language through repetition, emphasis and expansion
  • More thinking time
  • Writing slope boards, pencil grips and coloured overlays for reading
  • Appropriate seating position
  • Talk partners & peer support
  • Whole school approach to meta-cognition through our Learning Goals: Positive, Active and Creative
  • Early identification of needs through a graduated approach to teaching and learning and meeting pupil needs
  • Effective Accessibility, Anti-bullying, Relationships & Behaviour, Equalities, SEND & Inclusion, Safeguarding and Teaching & Learning Policies


Additional Support

Your child may benefit from:

  • Behaviour support
  • Health Care Plan
  • Buddy System
  • Reflection Boards
  • Playground support
  • Access to quiet areas
  • Family Support
  • Pastoral support and guidance 
  • Completing an Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Anger or Friendship programme


SEN Support

You child may access:

  • Circle of Friends intervention
  • Health Care Plan
  • Playground support
  • Access to quiet space at break times 
  • Individual Reflection Boards
  • Personalised visual prompts and resources
  • Social Stories, Comic Strips Conversations and Contingency Maps
  • Technologies to support listening & attention and anger
  • Pastoral support during lessons
  • Pastoral Support programmes: Anxiety, Anger Management, Self-Esteem, Draw and Talk, Friendship
  • Lego Therapy
  • Workstation area
  • Sensory Diet and Movement breaks
  • Small group Talkabout Self-Esteem, Social Skills and Friendship programmes
  • Small group Emotional Literacy programme
  • Longford Park Outreach Support
  • Support from the School Nurse
  • School-based Counselling sessions
  • Behaviour & Emotional support using Risk & Resilience and RAMP Models
  • Support, advice & training from specialists