A significant proportion of Ipswich Opportunity Area funding has been invested by schools, colleges and early years settings into supporting children and young people’s resilience and wellbeing.
A number of schools and early years settings have stepped up to lead the Suffolk Resilience and Wellbeing Network – forming 6 specialist hubs that individually offer support, CPD and resources in a range of approaches, and who collectively offer a practitioner-led local presence that can guide colleagues working with children and young people locally through the maze of support on offer.
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The Thrive Hub
Thrive uses a unique assessment and tracking tool that screens and analyses all children in terms of their social and emotional development. Westbourne Academy offer a support package to help embed Thrive in your setting.
The Medical Needs in Schools Hub
The Raedwald Trust leads the Medical Needs in Schools Hub, supporting settings to use individual health plans and technology in the delivery of education programmes for children with medical and mental health needs.
Contact: Kate at MNIS@raedwaldtrust.org
The Trauma Informed Schools Supervision Hub
Being emotionally available for children and families can be emotionally exhausting – Castle Hill Primary supports other schools and settings to develop and implement supervision for staff. Castle Hill Primary is a designated Trauma Informed and Mentally Healthy School, and are accredited by the British Psychology Service for supervision.
Highfield Nursery School offers support to early years settings to develop resilience in children, using the Highfield Resilience Tracker to assess and track children’s resilience, alongside a programme of early emotional literacy designed for children and their parents.
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33 Schools in Ipswich and 10 in Felixstowe have participated in SWERL—”Supporting Wellbeing and Emotional Resilience in Learning” over the last 3 years. This whole school approach and the associated funding has given IOA schools a unique opportunity to trial a very broad range of approaches. Dale Hall and Cliff Lane schools lead in sharing learning and showcasing best practice, and providing support to other settings.
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Bows and Arrows nursery, Stone Lodge and Ormiston Endeavour Academy collectively provide information, training, events and other resources to improve educators’ wellbeing. Offering individual support meetings as well as help to implement or review your Wellbeing Strategy.
All events are free of charge and can be booked through the W4EN website: www.wellbeing4educatorsnetwork.co.uk
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