Pastoral and Therapies

Pastoral and Therapies

Rather than using these interventions as part of a pupil’s permanent support structure, it is better to see the intervention as time-limited to assist the development of specific skills, usually up to a term. Once new skills are acquired, time needs to be allowed for consolidation. Further intervention towards additional aims could be considered at a later date if desired.

As ELSA and Mindfulness coordinators are part of the school staff, some informal contact may be maintained for a time to enable graduated withdrawal of support for those pupils who may need this.


Sensory Room



Art Therapy

Calm relaxing environment where the pupil can self regulate and feel at ease.



Support stress reduction at the start and end of the school day and learn techniques to help them through the day.


Develop social skills to support co-operation and friendship.

Understand and treat behavioural problems that have a significant impact on the pupil, friends or family.


Stimulate the users’ senses through the use of various sounds, textures colours, scents and taste.


Use breathing to support self-regulation.

Support to enable pupils to regulate strong emotions including anger management.


Support pupils with emotional that have a  significant impact on the pupil, friends or family.

Sensory integration to give confidence to move around safely and easily interact with their surroundings allowing them to feel more in control of their surroundings.


Support regulation of strong emotions and how to manage them.

Support to work through bereavement or loss.

Support pupils who have may have suffered a childhood trauma.

Calming Vestibular activities such as slow, rhythmic, linear swinging or rocking or gentle bouncing.

Ability to regulate their response to others.

Support with social stories to work through individual needs.

Support pupils with sudden or traumatic injury or death of a family member or friend.



Support pupils to focus and switch focus.

Developing self-esteem and confidence.

Deal with the challenges of serious diseases that may affect them, their family or a friend, such as cancer.




Developing counselling and assertiveness skills.

Help children understand and deal with physical disabilities.

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