At Leigh St Peter’s, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to our children and their families.
Our Pastoral Team work in ‘The Nest’. Here we provide additional support and guidance, to support those children who have a behavioural or emotional need which requires a safe space to regulate.
If you have any concerns about your child’s behavioural or emotional needs, you can discuss these initially with the class teacher, who will work with the Pastoral Team to support your child.
The needs of a child are individual but some of the support offered can be for:
- Friendship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Low levels of resilience
- Anxiety / worries
- Problems managing anger
- Developing social skills
- Organisational skills
At Leigh St Peter’s, The Nest is also used as a celebration of our school ethos and values as we display evidence of children’s hard work and perseverance on our very own ‘Proud Wall’.
Managing our feelings and emotions
By implementing the Zones of Regulation strategy we aim to teach our pupils to identify emotions in themselves and others and provide them with a bank of resources to help regulate their emotions and improve their wellbeing.
The Zones of Regulation is a strategy based around the use of four colours to help children self-identify how they’re feeling and categorise it based on colour. The curriculum also helps children better understand their emotions, sensory needs and thinking patterns. The children learn different strategies to cope and manage their emotions based on which colour zone they’re in. Additionally, the Zones of Regulation helps children to recognise their own triggers, learn to read facial expressions, develop problem-solving skills, and become more attuned to how their actions affect other people.
At Leigh St Peter’s, every classroom has a Zones of Regulation Display which is referred to throughout each day. These displays encourage children to try and use different strategies to support their learning of managing their feelings and emotions.
If you would like some more information about Zones of Regulation, please ask your child or follow this link: Zones of Regulation