- About Our School
- Our EPIC vision
- Our Staff
- Cooper the School Dog
- Pastoral Support (BEST Team)
- The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance
- The Parent Advisory Group
- The Academy Improvement Board
- The Multi-Academy Trust Board
- Statutory Information
- Equality Objectives Statement
- Child Protection
- Attendance and Attendance Data
- Annual Performance Data
- Pupil Premium
- Sports Premium
- SEN School Information Report
- COVID-19 and Home Learning
(Behaviour, Emotional, Social, Training Team)
The BEST Team
Mrs Lisa Sharman - BEST Team Lead
Mrs Di Allaway - Team member
Mrs EmJ Hunter - Team member
Mrs Elaine Oakey- Team member
At Springbank Primary Academy we passionately believe that all of our children should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances, race, gender or ability. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school with a hard working dedicated team of staff, supporting all children to remove any barriers from learning so they can reach their full potential.
As part of our school community, we have the Behaviour, Emotional, Social, Training (BEST) team, they provide additional nurturing, coaching, and mentoring support, as well as a number of personalised programs and interventions to help some of our more vulnerable children unpick and manage barriers to their learning. As an addition they also provide an 'open door' policy at break and lunch times for any child who wants someone to talk to.
The team's overall responsibility is to provide pastoral, behaviour support and training to children within our school.
They provide the following provisions:
- Bereavement support
- Nurture groups
- Individual and group interventions - e.g. for emotional literacy, social behaviour, mental health and family & friend problems etc. Careful planned support and interventions are available for all groups of children that need it.
- Developing parental links and advice
- Communicating and working with external agencies
- Lunch club - short term provision
- One to one mentoring
- In-class support
- Teacher support, advice and training
Springbank Primary Academy is a well disciplined, ordered school community, where teachers are able to teach and children are happy in their learning.
The GLA policy and school vision underpin the process by which this ethos is fostered and maintained.
- We place a strong emphasis on promoting and recognising good behaviour and attitudes to learning.
- We encourage children to take responsibility for their own behaviour choices.
- We uphold the rights of individuals within the school community and seek to develop high levels of mutual respect.
- We do not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment, intimidation or racism.
Consistency is key to behaviour management so all classes have a visual display to provide reward and encouragement, with clear sanctions for unacceptable behaviour and attitude.
Along with our BEST team, positive behaviour is also supported by our pupil premium support team, PHSCE curriculum and by UNITED (the tool which all children use in class to promote resilience and independent learning.
The BEST team offer support to our whole school community, children, parents and staff. They work closely with outside agencies, clubs, teachers and SENCo in order to provide tailored support to meet the needs of your child and family.
We pride ourselves in being able to offer a restorative practise for our children.
Restorative practices are a social science that studies how to improve & repair relationships between people and communities. The purpose is to build healthy communities, increase social capital, decrease crime and anti-social behaviour, repair harm and restore relationships.
One tool within Restorative practices is Restorative Justice (RJ).
The underlying principle of RJ is that good relationships need to be at the heart of everything a school does if effective teaching and learning are to take place. This includes valuing others, mutual respect, honesty, openness and emotional literacy. Children need to learn a variety of skills to be able to manage relationships which include: active listening, emotional articulacy, empathy and conflict management (the ability to be non-judgemental). Much of this is addressed through peer mediation - mend it meetings (MIM's) or circle times.
Restorative Justice is a response to unacceptable behaviour that has caused harm. It provides reparation for the harm caused and hopefully, a resolution to the conflict at hand.
You can find more detailed information on the above in our school's 'Behaviour Policy'.
If you have any concerns over your child's welfare at school or would like more information about the service the BEST team provide, you can contact them by telephoning the school office or by emailing Lisa Sharman (BEST Team Lead) on email@example.com.