Presenting as significantly unhappy or stressed

Strategies and provision that could be used to support.

Provision and/or strategies:

  • Identify a key adult figure within the setting / school who can provide an emotional secure base and build upon the child’s interests and preferred learning styles.
  • Establish a calm area which is chosen and agreed with the child or young person.
  • Ensure feedback is used to collaborate and plan with parent carers, to ensure consistency between the home and school / setting.
  • Consider the use of comic strip conversations to identify triggers and identify an alternative choice of action.
  • Provide opportunities to reflect emotional states and develop strategies to support self-regulation.