What support will there be for my child’s overall well being?
- Cranfield Academy is both a Christian, Church of England Academy and a proud Values academy. We believe the clear Christian ethos of the school underpins the life of the school. We encourage children to reflect on the values of our school when thinking about personal and social development. They are “reflected in the overall atmosphere of the school, embedded in its curriculum and understood, owned and practised by all stakeholders.”
- The values education at the school promotes high self esteem and support reflection on social skills.
- Cranfield Academy is able to offer mentoring to those children who require it, and also has a teaching assistant who is trained in supporting the development of social and emotional skills. We offer interventions which focus on the development of social skills, behaviour and self confidence when necessary. We also are very fortunate to have a weekly visit from a Pets as Therapy dog (Traffy) and its owner Ruth Symes, and we have found this hugely supportive in promoting self image for the children who spend time with them.
- Cranfield Academy has firm commitment to promoting positive behaviour choices and uses a school wide system of rewards and sanctions. This has a positive impact on behaviour at the school and the number of incidents of poor behaviour is low. Where there is a concern about the behaviour of a child systems and interventions are put in place to support the child and eradicate the poor behaviour.
- At Cranfield Academy we recognise that lucnhtimes can often be a challenging time for children with SEN. We provide an active programme of lunchtime clubs and encourage children with SEN to attend these clubs. They enable us to structure the lunchtime for your child and gives them a focus at a time when they may feel otherwise vulnerable.
- Cranfield Academy monitors attendance and lateness closely and will address any issues swiftly to ensure your child attends school as much as possible. If necessary, we will seek the involvement of the Education Welfare Officer to support you in ensuring your child attends school.
- Cranfield Academyhas a policy for supporting children in school with medical conditions, and we will work with you to ensure your child gains access to the whole curriculum. We will also ensure that any specialist support required is in place. We have a number of staff trained in first aid, and liaise closely with the School Nurse team. Medicines are kept in a locked cupboard in the school office.
- If your child requires more specialist help to promote their well being, we will, in consultation with you, refer them to appropriate outside agencies, for example CHUMs.