Honeysuckle provides a safe and confidential place for pupils and parents at Dalton School.
Five members of staff at our school have unique roles in offering skilled and appropriate support to children and their families.
Inclusion Manager and SENCO - Julie Imrie.
Mrs Imrie oversees inclusion, SEND and is the Designated Safeguard Lead at Dalton School. Mrs Imrie is based in Olive and works closely with our pastoral team.
Learning Mentor – Elaine Eastwood.
Mrs Eastwood provides confidential and individual support to children experiencing difficulties at school and, in some cases, at home for a variety of reasons. Mrs Eastwood works hard to improve parent and school relationships and to overcome the barriers to learning, in a safe and caring environment.
She also holds weekly parent group each Wednesday morning, alongside Mrs Myers, where guest speakers are invited e.g. housing.
In addition to this, Mrs Eastwood is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. As part of this role she follows up any attendance issues on a daily basis and makes home visits.
Behaviour Support Workers (BSWs)– Lorraine Elliott (Behaviour Manager) and Linda Brook
Our BSWs improve children's behaviour at school - together they reduce possibilities of exclusions and work with parents of children with challenging behaviour. This is achieved by providing alternative strategies using the THRIVE approach; this approach helps with behaviour and provides a safe space for children to calm down and reflect.
Both Mrs Brook and Mrs Elliott have 1:1 sessions with children who need additional support and they help learning in class with the strategies they use to support behaviour management.
GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP
Children released balloons during the final week of Grief and Loss Group. Eight children chose to take part in a six week programme where they have a chance to share thoughts and concerns in a happy and safe place. Children learn good communication skills.