Our vision is to play a key role in the creation of a community pathway towards successful mainstream inclusion. Our 3-phase model includes:

  • Assessment
  • Parental, school and child voice
  • Observation
  • Supported delivery of an Individual Learning Pathway
  • Review meetings
  • Sign posting
  • Generalisation of skills into the mainstream environment

Working within this model, The Harbour promotes best practice for working with children with social and emotional needs, creating ‘a team around the child’ that is focused on targeted short term support and intervention.

A huge strength of our approach is the initial Formulation, which is a multi-professional diagnostic meeting. The outcomes of this underpin the child’s Individual Learning Pathway.

During the later phases of the Programme, we may also signpost access to provision within other local schools or the local Teaching School Alliance, such as forest school, therapeutic mentoring, or Theraplay.

We work closely alongside mainstream school staff, developing skills and building confidence to enable long term inclusion. We work within the principles of The Thrive Approach, to enable clear analysis of ‘gaps’ in the child’s emotional development and understanding.

We recognise that a child’s identity and sense of belonging is inherently linked to their mainstream school. Some sessions may therefore adopt a Circle of Friends approach, which will support the generalisation of skills through shared experiences in, as well as away from, their home school
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