At Adelaide Heath Academy we aim to meet both the learning needs as well as social and emotional need of all of our pupils. Staff work to ensure that each individual pupil has a personalised holistic plan that meets their needs.
Therapies we offer:
Drawing and Talking Therapy
An art therapist works with pupils for a twelve week period to encourage self-expression and the resulting artwork is used to help pupils understand emotional conflicts, develop social skills, improve self-esteem and reduce anxiety.
Emotional Literacy support (ELSA)
ELSA recognises that pupils learn better if their emotional needs are met. Several members of our staff team are trained as emotional literacy support assistant and therefor offer ELSA sessions daily. During these sessions pupils are supported with anger management, self-esteem, social skills, managing emotions, friendship, bereavement or any other emotional difficulties they face.
Aromatherapy takes place on a Friday and is a holistic treatment that uses plant extracts to promote health and well-being.
A school counsellor is available to students one day per week, for an initial 6 week block. Students are referred into this therapy to receive a 50 minute session each week in our dedicated interventions room.
Weekly interventions over a period of 6 weeks support students to explore strategies to support them in regulating their emotions relating to anxiety.
Weekly interventions over a period of 6 weeks support students to explore strategies to support them in regulating their emotions relating to anger.
Speech and Language Therapy
Weekly sessions are run by an ELKLAN trained professional to support with speech sounds and social communication difficulties.
Access to a sensory room to support emotional regulation
We are also developing a sensory garden where planting is based around the 5 senses.
Using play and craft activities during weekly interventions to support pupils with skills to help regulate emotions such as anger, anxiety and to develop processing skills.