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Here at Abbey School we believe that the emotional wellbeing of our pupils is of paramount importance.

In order for our pupils to reach their full potential it is vital that their emotional wellbeing needs are being addressed.

We are able to offer within school a range of therapeutic techniques to support pupil wellbeing.
Sensory Circuits

Sensory integration is the ability to take in, sort out, process and make use of information in the world around us.

In the circuit your child would take part in simple activities such as skipping, balance, and pushing and pulling.

These take place in a child friendly environment that is fun while promoting social emotional development.


ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant). Abbey School develops and delivers individualised support programmes to meet the emotional needs of our students. As a school we recognises that students learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are met. There are a lot of emotional skills that ELSA can help with, including:

Social Skills


Social Situations

Anger Management




We are a school that practices mindfulness in order to help the children learn how to stop.

Think, concentrate and be 'in the moment'.

Teaching young children mindfulness can help them to develop their concentration, boost their awareness of the mind and body and learn to regulate their emotion (curb their impulsivity).

Mindfulness is focusing in the present moment, being aware of what is happening and when it is happening.

Lego Therapy

We use many different approaches to engaging pupils one of which is Lego therapy, a highly structured, predictable and systematic construction toy.

We often find that pupils particularly those who have ASD and related diagnosis are particularly attracted to this form of play

LEGO system based interactive play groups provide a potentially promising approach to improving social skills in children, especially those with ASD.

Art & Music Therapy
We have welcomed our new art therapists into school and will be welcoming a music therapist from October. More Information to follow.