This term, we have focused on adults in the classroom developing secure relationships with their class. This has been approached in different ways across the school, including a relaxed early morning time when the children first enter school, the use of emotions boards in the classroom where the children can reflect on their own emotions and celebration boards which celebrate the amazing things that the children have done in the classroom. It has been brilliant to see the relationships that staff have developed with the children and I’m sure these will continue to grow throughout the year.
This year we have also introduced a whole class biscuit session in the afternoon. This is a time for the class teacher to lead a discussion which allows children to reflect on their emotions and their day in school. Children have really valued this time, enjoying the opportunity to have a discussion with their peers and adults in their classroom.
As part of the whole school Nurture approach each class will also have a Well-being Ambassador; these individuals have been voted in by their own class. Each ambassador will meet with Mrs Stevens, Mrs Dawson and Mrs Allen every half term to talk about the well-being of their peers in school and to share their thoughts and ideas on how we can support all children and staff to make everyone at East Tilbury Primary feel happy, safe and well. Along with Mrs Allen and Mrs Dawson, I am looking forward to meeting with the Well-being ambassadors in the second part of the Autumn term and developing their role across their year group.
As we develop the whole school nurture approach, we would like to include parents and carers to share their thoughts and ideas on how to support the children both in school and the community. We will share more about this in the near future.