Mental Health & Wellbeing

In her role as SENCO, and Mental Health Lead; Mrs Wallace co-ordinates the Welfare provision at the school. 
 
If you have any concerns about the welfare or wellbeing of your child, please contact Mrs Wallace who will be very happy to discuss your concerns and find ways that we can help.  
 
Please contact the school office:
01353 778351
office@sutton.cambs.sch.uk

Welcome to Poppy

Every Tuesday morning we will be inviting Poppy the dog into school. A full risk assessment has been completed which is available to view below. Poppy is a 2 year old Labrador who is owned by Mrs Pendle and has been chosen because of her calm nature.

 There has been extensive research about the many benefits that can be seen by having a school dog.

  • Dogs teach children about responsibility
  • Dogs teach children patience.
  • Dogs teach children about socialisation
  • Dogs are fun – they greet you with a wagging tail every day and put a smile on your face, even on a bad day.

Poppy regularly goes to the vet for yearly vaccinations, flea and worm treatments. The children will only be able to interact with her under strict supervision and as long as parental permission has been given. She will initially be in school on Tuesday 13th September where the children can meet her in assembly.

Poppy will be based in Sea Turtles class away from the classrooms and the children. When she does need to move around school she will always be on a lead. We hope Poppy will be able to help some of our children who need some social and emotional support.  

If your child does have allergies or any reason they may be worried by Poppy please do let us know.

ELSA
 
At Sutton, we are lucky to have 2 Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA).
 
Mrs Pendle and Mrs Braybrooke have special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children and young people in school. ELSAs have regular professional supervision from educational psychologists to help them in their work.
 
Our ELSA work in school aims to help children:
  • Develop coping strategies and talk about difficulties.
  • Interact more successfully with others.
  • Develop greater self-awareness manage school better and feel better about themselves.
  • Pupils with an ELSA feel they have been listened to and supported.
Children are worked with either on a 1:1 basis or in small groups and parents are always made aware. 
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