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WyreForestSchool

Therapies

Therapies

Pupil Wellbeing

Wyre Forest School is a THRIVE school and we value the importance of ensuring our pupils social and emotional needs are being met as well as academic needs.  Many of our pupils display complex mental health issues and require specialist interventions to support these needs.  We have developed a suite of interventions including THRIVE that focus on this important area of development for our young people.

These interventions occur across all phases of the school and can be accessed as follows;

Intervention level

What is it?

Examples

1

Classroom culture

Class teacher manages the class in an empathetic way addressing pupils emotional needs.  Pastoral support used when low level disregulation occurs

2

Individual Intervention

Pupils identified as requiring behaviour interventions are referred to the weekly therapists meeting and appropriate interventions planned.  At this stage a pupil will receive a THRIVE assessment.  Interventions include pastoral team support, counselling, art therapy, music therapy, THRIVE intervention, physical support work

3

THRIVE classroom

Pupils who are not accessing learning within a classroom environment as a result of significant emotional interruptions will receive intensive support within a THRIVE focused classroom.

THE PRIMARY AIM OF ALL OF THESE WAVES OF INTERVENTION IS TO ALLOW A PUPIL TO BE 'LEARNING READY' THROUGH PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR EMOTIONAL DIFFICULTIES

We have a number of specialist staff that support these interventions and these include;

The Pastoral Team

Bev Cooper and Blair Middleton are the pastoral team.

We are here to make sure the children and young people at Wyre Forest School are happy, focussed and ready to learn.

You can find us in The Base where pupils can come if they need time out to re-engage positively back into lessons if they are feeling unsettled.

We are a supportive tool to students, staff and parents and our doors are always open if you want to come and talk to us or alternatively call 01562 827785 ext:- 367

The Therapy Team

Emma Johnstone, Julie Pryce and Dan Bramhall are the Therapeutic team offering, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Counselling.  These are child-led interventions which help children to express their feelings and work through issues which may be impacting on their behaviour and their ability to access learning. These therapies can help children to manage their emotions, take responsibility for their behaviour and make sensible choices. Emotional support and practical advice is also available to staff and parents. 

Additional therapeutic support

We also offer Riding for the Disabled and work with external agencies including CAMHS, Occupational therapists, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, physiotherapists and health and social care professionals.