The STARS Approach
At Exwick Heights we are using an intervention called STARS to support children’s Social and Emotional Development alongside classroom interventions. The school currently has 3 members of staff who work individually or in small groups with pupils across the school.
The STARS intervention is based on the thrive approach which draws on the latest research – from current neuroscience, recent attachment research, current studies of effective learning and current models of child development – in order to help adults understand children’s behaviour as communication.
With the intervention provided by a key adult STARS can:
help a child get ready to learn
enhance their learning
build positive relationships between a child and his/her peers
STARS supports children and young people to:
feel good about themselves
know that they matter
become more resilient and resourceful
form trusting, rewarding relationships
be compassionate and empathetic
be thoughtful and self-aware
be able to overcome difficulties and setbacks
If you would like any more information on STARS please contact the STARS coordinators Louise Phillips or Trudy Cronin, 01392 209030