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Attachment and Emotions


Developmental Task(s) & Related Affirmations(s) How do we as a school support our pupils: Curriculum How do we as a school support our pupils: Outside formal Curriculum Other opportunities to be explored
  • To bond emotionally; trust caring adults and self
  • To continue to form secure attachments with parents and/or care-giver
  • To accept nurture
  • To accept touch
We want you to be here and want to care for you
We're glad you're here
You belong here
We are glad you are you
     
  • To call for care
  • To learn to get needs met
  • To get help in times of distress
  • To signal needs; to trust others & self
What you need is important to us
We want you to be here and want to care for you
You can know what you need and ask for help
We trust you to ask for support when you need it
     
  • To express anger and other feelings
It's Ok for you to be angry, and we won't let you hurt yourself or others
All of your feelings are OK here
You can feel all of your feelings here
     
  • To develop internal controls
It's Ok for you to be angry, and we won't let you hurt yourself or others
All of your feelings are OK here
     

Thinking and Exploration


Developmental Task(s) & Related Affirmations(s) How do we as a school support our pupils: Curriculum How do we as a school support our pupils: Outside formal Curriculum Other opportunities to be explored
  • To use all senses to explore the environment
You can use all of your senses when you explore
You can be interested in everything
     
  • To develop sensory awareness using all senses
You can explore and experiment and we will support and protect you
     
  • To learn to think and solve problems with cause-and-effect thinking
I'm glad you're starting to think for yourself
You can learn to think for yourself and others too
You can think for yourself and get help instead of staying in distress
You can do things as many times as you need to
     
  • To separate fantasy from reality
You can learn what is pretend and what is real
     
  • To reason about wants and needs
     
  • To learn to listen in order to collect information and think
     
  • To practice thinking and doing
You can think and feel at the same time
You can think before you say 'Yes' or 'No'
     

Social Skills


Developmental Task(s) & Related Affirmations(s) How do we as a school support our pupils: Curriculum How do we as a school support our pupils: Outside formal Curriculum Other opportunities to be explored
  • To learn to exert power to affect relationships
You can try out different ways of being powerful
     
  • To discover the effect on others & place in groups
You can explore who you are and find out about others
     
  • To practice socially appropriate behaviour
You can learn the rules that help you live with others
You can learn when and how to disagree
     
  • To disagree with others and still be wanted
We still want to be with you when we disagree
     
  • To develop the capacity to cooperate
You can learn the rules that help you live with others
     

Identity and Self-Esteem


Developmental Task(s) & Related Affirmations(s) How do we as a school support our pupils: Curriculum How do we as a school support our pupils: Outside formal Curriculum Other opportunities to be explored
  • To start to give up beliefs about being the centre of the universe
You can learn to think for yourself and others too
     
  • To separate from parents without losing their security
     
  • To acquire information about the world, self, body and gender role
You can explore who you are and find out about others
     
  • To learn extent of personal power
You can try out different ways of being powerful
     
  • To assert an identity separate from others
You can know who you are and learn and practice skills for independence
     
  • To learn skills; to learn from mistakes; to decide to be 'good enough'
You can do things as many times as you need to
We are glad you are you
You can grow at your own pace
We like to watch you grow and learn
     
  • To test abilities against others
You can explore who you are and find out about others
     
  • To identify with one's own sex
You can explore who you are and find out about others
     
  • To test ideas and values
You can explore who you are and find out about others
     
  • To emerge as a separate independent person with own identity and values
You can develop your own interests, relationships and causes
You can know who you are and learn and practice skills for independence
We like to watch you grow and learn
     
  • To take steps towards independence
You can know who you are and learn and practice skills for independence
     

Rules & Responsibilities


Developmental Task(s) & Related Affirmations(s) How do we as a school support our pupils: Curriculum How do we as a school support our pupils: Outside formal Curriculum Other opportunities to be explored
  • To test reality, to push against boundaries and other people
You can say no and push the limits as much as you need to and we will keep you and others safe as you do so
     
  • To check out family/school rules and structures
You can say no and push the limits as much as you need to and we will keep you and others safe as you do so
     
  • To learn the relevance of rules
You can learn the rules that help you live with others
     
  • To experience the consequences of breaking rules
You can learn the results of your behaviour
     
  • To learn what's one's own responsibility and that of others
     
  • To be competent and responsible for own needs, feelings and behaviours
     
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