Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School is an inclusive school. We consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the Emotional and Social Development needs of SEN children are met. We believe that a positive, supporting, and caring ethos transcends to a strong personal education which provides the opportunity for pupils to develop high self-esteem. It is crucial to support and promote the emotional wellbeing of all children. On a daily basis the class teacher is responsible for the pastoral and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the parents’ first point of contact should further advice or support be required.
Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School has and maintains close links with External Partnerships; In order to access the best professional advice, we also link with Local Authority and Private Providers of additional services, such as Occupational Therapy, CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) School Nursing Service, Social Services and Medical Professionals. We have two large meeting spaces and often hold multi-professional meetings in school so that parents are comfortable in the school environment and the child can join us easily, if it is appropriate.
As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a clear reward system (team points) that is followed by all staff and pupils. The children belong to a team and are rewarded with accumulative points for positive attitude and kind behaviour and can be awarded at the end of the week with certificates. There is an opportunity to be chosen ‘Pupil of the Week’ by the class teacher, quite often chosen for acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. Character Education time provides a weekly opportunity to learn about a range of issues which affect people on an emotional level. This work is carried out in single and mixed age groups twice per week.