- To focus on the emotional, social and behavioural development from which academic progress is made.
- To identify our emotions and develop a clear understanding of our feelings, anger and anxieties. We feel this will equip our children, and give them a good foundation on which to build on their learning, enabling them to reach their full potential.
- To break down the barriers of learning in a positive and encouraging environment.
- To develop a feeling of self-worth and belonging.
- To develop the ability and skills to keep themselves safe and healthy.
- To create a safe setting for all children.
- To provide a place where children can be quiet or can be heard.
- To raise children’s confidence and self-esteem.
- To provide opportunities for social learning through co-operation and play with others.
- To encourage children to reflect on their performance in a positive way.
- To devise strategies for improving behaviour.
- To focus on factors which regard the child as being at risk of exclusion.