At Lighthouse School, we focus on building emotional and social wellbeing in order to raise our students’ self-esteem and promote positive attitudes to learning. As a school, we are always building our ‘Tool Kit’ of strategies to enable us to be highly emotionally responsive to our students. We aim to enhance each young person’s emotional literacy skills and support their mental health, giving them strategies and coping mechanisms to enable them to access learning and opportunities now and in the future, each to the best of their individual ability.
Wellbeing provision at Lighthouse includes:
Taught Wellbeing sessions are delivered by members of the Wellbeing team, and are based around the Autism Education Trust (AET) Framework. To support the social and emotional development of our students, lead staff will focus on relevant targets from the following areas; Emotional Understanding and Self Awareness Social Understanding and Relationships Sensory Processing Interests, Routines and Processing
Students are taught in groups based on their individualised needs, including EHCP outcomes, and targets are set termly. Topics taught are influenced by the needs of the group, staff observations and student and family voice. Targets are assessed termly using evidence gathered from Wellbeing sessions, interventions and assessment points throughout the year. Individual and group targets continue to be incorporated throughout our students’ day providing a holistic approach to their wellbeing. Students’ level of support may change throughout their time at Lighthouse School, dependent on their needs.