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Support for emotional and social development

Support for Emotional and Social Development

At Shotton Primary School all staff understand and appreciate the importance of children having high self esteem and positive emotional well being. Pupils are given a high level of pastoral and social support in a variety of ways. We pride ourselves in being a happy centered school which focuses on the emotional well being and development of all of our pupils. 

Here at Shotton Primary School we treat each other with honesty, fairness and compassion, through effective communication and positive, trusting relationships, with all of our community. 

Shotton Primary School has and maintains close links with External Partnerships; In order to access the best professional advice, we also link with Local Authority and Private Providers of additional services, such as Occupational Therapy, CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) School Nursing Service, Social Services and Medical Professionals. We have a dedicated meeting space and often hold multi-professional meetings in school so that parents are comfortable in the school environment and the child can join us easily, if it is appropriate.

Children are taught in mixed ability classes, with the same member of the staff for the majority of the school day, this enables class teachers to develop very close relationships with each child, to ensure that they are happy, secure and ready to learn on a daily basis. 

As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a clear reward system that is followed by all staff and pupils. Pupils are rewarded for showing MAGIC powers and displaying good attitudes towards their learning. 


Children with medical needs are catered for in the same way with, if necessary, designated people to deal with any physical or emotional difficulty that we can. All staff are trained in first aid and identified staff administer medicine within school following the appropriate County guidelines. The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines on the school site. Parents need to contact the school to discuss this and if agreed complete a form: ‘Parental Agreement for School to Administer Medicines’.