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Therapies

Therapies

At Wyre Forest School we pride ourselves on putting pupil needs first and our therapeutic provision is a key aspect of our school that supports our most complex and challenging pupils with attachment issues or early childhood trauma issues. All staff at Wyre Forest School have an understanding of attachment and have accessed basic training in psychotherapeutic approaches to support pupils. In addition to this we have a number of staff who have received higher level training in specific interventions that specifically focus on the emotional regulation and communication skills of our young people. 

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 dysregulation 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.

In addition to a whole staff approach to supporting pupils emotionally, we also have some additional therapeutic interventions that are used to develop this work further.

THE BASE

The Base is an emotional regulation ‘check in’ space where pupils will self-refer or access when requiring a different space to regulate outside of the classroom environment. The Base is supported by members of our Pastoral Team and the aim of this intervention is to support a young person to the point of redirection back into the learning environment.  
 

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION

Wyre Forest School currently accesses the following interventions:

  • Music Therapy
  • Movement Therapy
  • Sensory Occupational Therapy
  • Communication Support
  • THRIVE Based Support
  • Riding for the Disabled

We are currently training a member of staff to access a postgraduate qualification in Play Therapy to extend our suite of interventions that meet the needs of our young people.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

In addition to our ‘in-school therapeutic program’ we also link with Educational Psychologists, CAMHS, attachment specialists, Social Services, Worcestershire Virtual School and other local authority support agencies.