Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery

Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery

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ELSA - Emotional Learning Support Assistant

Emotional Literacy can help children to understand, identify and  regulate emotions which is an essential part of well-being and maintaining good mental health.

ELSAs are trained and supervised by Educational Psychologists and they can support children with:

  • loss and bereavement
  • self-esteem
  • social skills
  • friendship issues
  • relationships
  • anxiety
  • conflict and resolution

Nurture Groups


Mrs Maguire runs a range of nurture groups across the school.

As a Nurturing School, Rainham Village uses the Nurture Principles to enable children to develop socially and emotionally throughout all learning. Our Nurture Groups, offered to children from Year 2 to Year 5, build on these principles in a more relaxed setting with a smaller group of children.

Our Nurture Groups support children with their social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Nurture principles are based on Attachment Theory – the idea that developing positive relationships with family, peers and other adults from an early age facilitates healthy development. Nurture practices aim to give children the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers and develop their resilience.

Our Nurture Groups are smaller than a usual class size and children visit for varying amounts of time based on their individual needs, remaining with their class for the rest of their learning. There is plenty of time for speaking and listening as communication and development of language is key to Nurture practices.

Nurture Principles:

6 principles of nurture in grid

.HSSW - Home School Support Worker

Our HSSW works preventatively with families, children and the school to provide early intervention, signposting, support and guidance, particularly in times of change and stress.

  Support for pupils includes:

  • promoting good attendance and punctuality
  • promoting self-esteem and confidence
  • promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
  • providing one-to-one support

‚Äč  Support for families includes:

  • providing information and signposting to services in the local area
  • liaising with external services such as housing
  • assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, school places and benefits
  • liaising with utility companies and assisting parents with debt management
  • attendance and support at school and other agency meetings
  • advice and support in promoting positive behaviour and routines at home
  • Our HSSW offers a drop-in session every Tuesday between 8.30-9.30am or can be contacted by email shill@rainhamvillage.havering.sch.uk 

HEST - Havering Emotional Support Team

Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery welcomes the opportunity to host the Havering Emotional Support Team (HEST).

The team can support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils.  See below for more details.

HEST - Havering Emotional Support Team

Brain Buddies

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