Inclusion Overview

Peareswood Primary School welcomes and celebrates inclusion and diversity by supporting the needs of all children and their families from a wide range of backgrounds and those with differing needs.

We support every child with their social, emotional, and mental health by providing targeted support, both in-class with a child’s own teacher, and through targeted interventions with other professionals.

Targeted support through 1-1 work or small group interventions from our wellbeing coaches may include:

  • Play Therapy
  • Lego Therapy
  • Social Skills groups
  • Individualised support plans for identified children and families
  • Pastoral Support Plans
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Talk and Draw
  • Bereavement support
  • Nurture Group provision
  • Wellbeing Dog provision

In addition, our school provides specific support for the following groups of children:

  • Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Children with medical conditions
  • Children with English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Children in receipt of Pupil Premium (PPG)
  • Children who are looked after or previously looked after (LAC)

Our school also works alongside several external agencies and specialist teachers/therapists to extend our Inclusion offer. These agencies include:

  • SEMH partner
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Counsellor
  • Play Therapists
  • School Nurse
  • Bexley SEN team

Our school curriculum includes a bespoke Personal Development syllabus which incorporates Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) as well as Character Education and British Values.   The development of this curriculum ensures that children are well supported with their social, emotional, and mental health.  We recognise that all children need to feel nurtured and safe in their school environment so that they can be happy, engaged, motivated learners who are able to have successful relationships with their peers and adults around the school.

Our school approach to relationships and behaviour is restorative and is built on kindness and empathy; we strive to ensure that behaviour is of the highest standard, supported by positive relationships between all stakeholders.  Our relationship and behaviour guidance/policy is in the process of being developed as we work alongside Paul Dix from ‘When the Adults Change’ and his team. The focus for our work is to ensure that children benefit from a supportive and kind environment where praise is a key strategy to support children to regulate their own behaviour choices, distinguish between right and wrong and make informed choices. 

Good attendance and punctuality is the foundation on which excellent educational outcomes are built. We have a rigorous process in place to identify of first signs of poor attendance and then ensure that support can be swiftly put in place.  We work alongside the Bexley Education Welfare Service (BEWS) which also provides support, advice and guidance to our school and parents/carers to ensure children attend school in line with government guidance. We recognise that the success of securing good attendance is dependent on a good partnership with our parents.

Our school takes safeguarding children seriously; providing a safe and secure culture where all voices are heard and listened to.  Our safeguarding systems are rigorous which ensures that the identification of concerns is logged and any follow up is recorded.  Our staff have access to annual safeguarding training which includes child protection, extremism and radicalisation, mental health, attachment and trauma. This training contributes to the wellbeing of our school community.

Our school celebrates the rich and diverse community that we serve.  For more information, please take a look at our Equality Information and Objectives document which can be found in the policies section on our website.

Children and their families need to feel safe and secure before children can learn and reach their full potential. Peareswood Primary School ensures that the wellbeing of our children is supported through our internal interventions and external agencies. You can contact the following organisations for further support at home to support yourself or your family.


YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Mental Health Foundation | Good mental health for all

Home - Mind

Mental health help and support services | Time To Change (

We are Rethink Mental Illness