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Ruth Crawford is the pastoral support worker at Croyland Primary. Her role is to deliver the following interventions to support emotional literacy.

Protective Behaviours – KS1 and KS2

Protective Behaviours emphasises the right children have in relation to safety and support. Children can use the Protective Behaviours process to enhance their own safety and well-being as they face life’s challenges. This programme can be run as a whole class and small groups or individually.

Anger Management – KS1 and KS2

Gives a child time to explore feelings and emotions. Helps the child to learn strategies to cope with anger. The sessions can be tailor made to suit the child. There are a variety of materials available to do this including Buster.

Drawing and Talking – KS1 and KS2

A 10 week course to help children with underlying emotional difficulties that may be affecting their learning and behaviour. It encourages the child to draw with a person they feel comfortable with. This person asks non-intrusive questions about the drawings. It complements the Every Child Matters agenda.

1:1 Time – KS1 and KS2

Time spent individually with a child, usually once a week. It may involve craft activities, reading stories, playing games or just time to talk. Helps children feel valued and build a relationship with a trusted adult.