Pupils at Pine Ridge and Lorraine Infant Schools have this week been celebrating their unique strengths and differences.
Activities at the schools, which are both members of multi-academy Trust GLF Schools, ranged from whole school assemblies focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and dyspraxia to classroom-based sessions looking at different emotions and reactions.
A ‘Zones of Regulations’ approach was designed to help pupils process and communicate their current emotional state, while ‘The Size of the Problem’ sessions focused on realising how big a problem really is and how their reactions to it can be managed.
The main aim of the week was to develop the pupils’ awareness of each other’s differences. The children learned how to support their classmates better, using kindness, understanding and encouragement.
Abi Moore, Executive Assistant Head and SENDCo said, “We have a whole range of needs across the school.
“At times our children question why another pupil is allowed a movement break or allowed to go for a snack. Teaching them that we are all different and our needs can be met in a variety of ways helps them to understand this.”
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