At IncludEd we want to offer our pupils creative methods to help
them identify problems that are affecting their feelings or
behaviour. Sometimes problems are too difficult to talk about so
we have recently added a Dramatherapist to our team.
Dramatherapy can can help to make positive changes by allowing the problems to be worked through by using drama.
We are pleased to welcome Deberah Davies to our team.
Deberah Davies is a qualified Dramatherapist and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).
Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy/psychotherapy which allows the client to explore difficult and painful life experiences through a creative-expressive approach. Deberah's practice is holistic and client led and draws upon her training in drama and therapy to engage clients in effecting psychological, emotional and social changes. Deberah works with both individuals and groups using a variety of stimulus including play, sand, story, scripts, puppets, mask and small objects, allowing her clients to choose the most suitable medium for them to address, resolve or make troubling issues more manageable.
Dramatherapy addresses a wide range of personal
and emotional difficulties, including:
At IncludEd it is the responsibility of all our staff to support all pupils.
Our staff team deliver quality interventions every day to support pupils with the learning they have been exposed to during the day or to pre-teach for the following day.
We take the pastoral care of all pupils very seriously and offer a range of interventions to support well-being.
We have regular interventions from a range of different agencies and our learning mentors support pupils with daily personalised or small group sessions.
We work closely with MSPRU and the MSPRU SEND Team to ensure that each pupil is offered the support they need to be able to access and enjoy the same opportunities as any other pupil.
IncludEd has a duty of care to keep all our pupils safe. All our staff adhere strictly to the Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2019) guidelines.
Safeguarding is a priority for everyone at IncludEd and it is important that all pupils and concerned adults feel they can ask for help or raise a concern at any time.
IncludEd works in partnership with Manchester Secondary PRU, external agencies and professionals for specialised support when needed.
Meet the safeguarding team
At IncludEd, safeguarding is an integral part of everything we do. If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to a member of our safeguarding team (above). Our safeguarding expectations are led by the guidance provided in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. All staff have read and signed this agreement and it is prevalent in our safeguarding policies and practices. We also cover safeguarding topics and content through our e-safety curriculum.
Please click the button below to read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
Children are taught how to keep themselves safe online through a combination of lessons and information from the staff at IncludEd.
In particular, pupils are shown how to:
We understand that it can be overwhelming to keep up-to-date with new technologies so we highly recommend using the resources below to keep your children safe online.
We have a range of printed guides within school that explain how you can keep your children safe online. Please speak to Lucy if you would like a copy or you would like to attend our parent workshop on keeping your children safe online.
Worried about YouTube?
Many parents have worries about their children using YouTube at home. We also share these anxieties and so we’ve looked into some possible options to help you. The best way to ensure your children on safe online is to encourage them to use their devices within shared family areas and to openly talk to them about the dangers.
The simplest option (for tablets and phones) — YouTube Kids
Simply install the app on your children’s devices and remove the adult-version of YouTube. Your children will only be able to access specially selected content for their age group. The adverts are also suited towards children.
See more information about YouTube Kids at:
Setting up parental controls on YouTube (for laptops and computers)
This involves signing into YouTube and setting up parental restrictions. You can then see what your children are looking at. There are more instructions on how to do this at: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls
Please click the button below to find more information on how to keep your child safe on the internet.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected.
Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. Many people have mental health concerns from time to time.
5 Warning Signs of Mental Health Risk
What causes someone to be mentally ill?
Although the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, it is becoming clear through research that many of these conditions are caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors.
What are the five signs of emotional suffering?
Know the Five Signs that may mean someone is in emotional pain and might need help:
Paul Dearden the safeguarding lead is trained as a Mental Health First Aider.
If you have any concerns about a child or yourself, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Dearden or any other member of the IncludEd Team.
Please click on the link below to take you to the website for Mental Health England. There are lots of useful links and tips on this website.
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