The Nest

Meet our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner, Rachel

I am Rachel S and I have, along with Jo Williams, been part of the MHWB team since the start. My main role is The Nest which I love. I work both in the nest rooms, classrooms and on occasions mobile wherever a pupil may need me.

I do 1:1 sessions, small group session made up of pupils with similar needs or who communicate in similar ways.  I also work in classes doing MHWB/emotions sessions.

We do a mixture of adapted programmes, for example Zippy and Friends, Story Massage and Mindfulness. We use a wide variety of resources to help all pupils to learn about emotions and feelings in themselves and those around them and how to communicate their emotions and feelings and helping them to use these skills throughout their school day and beyond.

What I love most is being someone else they can turn to for support, a safe calming space and most of all a chat (in whatever form that takes) I am always happy to catch up with parents and families and help whenever it is needed.

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

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