The Tree House
Meanwood Primary School has a Therapeutic Inclusion Room
known to the children as "The Tree House."
Staffed by our Learning Mentor, Miss Taylor, the Treehouse offers additional support to children with social, emotional or behavioural needs. This may be a child who is very shy, or a child who is struggling to make friends or to manage their emotions. In other circumstances, some children receive extra support from the Learning Mentor in the Treehouse if they have suffered a bereavement or a change in their family circumstances.
Targeted children usually visit for a session once a week for a block of between 8 and 10 weeks. Each small group of children includes a child selected for extra support, plus some classmates who are good role models and buddies for them. The children have time to relax, play and have a snack, as well as taking part in specially designed activities to address their needs.
The Learning Mentor and our Family Worker also offer 1:1 support to parents in the Treehouse, providing advice and guidance with specific requirements - for example a behaviour chart to use at home - and are also a friendly ear to listen to you. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We provide fun and informative workshops every term based in the Treehouse. All parents are welcome, we would love to see you there! Please see the calendar for upcoming workshops.
Counselling - we also employ a trained Children's Counsellor who is able to provide more specialised support to those who need it. Children can be referred by parents or staff. We always gain parental consent before a child works with our counsellor.