At Trinity Oaks, we believe that all children have the right to succeed, to feel valued and to develop the skills and attributes to be lifelong learners. Our approach starts with the unique child, and centers on individual needs and next steps to ensure progress both academically and beyond the curriculum. Investing in children’s emotional wellbeing and developing the skills they need for the future are just as significant as ensuring academic success. Our ethos is underpinned by our Christian values: Respect, Thankfulness, Friendship and Courage.
Whilst all children are supported to develop their Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) through our PSHE Curriculum, well-being at Trinity Oaks runs through everything we do. We understand that for children to learn effectively they need to feel happy, safe and secure; they need to have a positive sense of self, successful relationships and good mental health. We ensure that all decisions are made in the best interests of children. Our newly formed Well-being Team are currently reviewing our practices to ensure that they support these aims.
Our approach to behaviour is supportive and restorative, helping children to understand their rights and responsibilities and how to put things right when they go wrong. Praise is always specific and we are building up intrinsic motivations for children to try their hardest to be the best they can.
We take Safeguarding children extremely seriously, from ensuring we establish an open culture where everyone feels able to share their thoughts and feelings, to ensuring rigorous processes for identifying and following up on concerns. Several staff are trained in understanding mental health and attachment, and support teachers to use a range of strategies to promote children’s well-being. Where more specific support is required for children and families we have our dedicated ELSA provision. Our school ELSAs are Katy Whitford and Gemma Denyer. Find out more about our ELSA provision by clicking HERE
Please contact Mrs Whitford by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting her through the office.