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The Rainbow Room: Our Nurture Room

Our Rainbow Room is a child friendly room where we run interventions to support Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

This is a secure room where children can talk to adults and/or peer mentors about issues that are troubling them.

Children who experience SEMH usually have difficulties managing their emotions and behaviours; they often feel anxious, scared and misunderstood. They may also struggle to engage with learning and this may affect their progress within the classroom and relationships with children and their family.

Children with SEMH difficulties may experience a range of concerns that can impact on their wellbeing. Whilst teachers are trained to recognise certain triggers and support these concerns within the classroom environment, on occasion it may be necessary for children to receive more targeted intervention.

SEMH does not have to be a lifelong condition, with appropriate support children can move forward and live happy and successful lives. It is our duty as a school to recognise children with SEMH concerns and provide appropriate support in order to address their worries and to educate children on how to become resilient in coping and managing difficult situations.

As a school we offer a number of interventions to support SEMH, for example, Lego Therapy, Talkabout, 1:1 mentoring, peer-to-peer mentoring, nurture groups, music therapy, worry boxes and specialised mentoring support.

If you need more information about what we can offer, or if you have any questions please contact Mrs Briscoe or Mrs Lowings for further advice.