Yattendon has invested a great deal in supporting children’s mental health, including the provision of ‘Learning Space’ and two trained emotional literacy support assistants. If your child finds it difficult to make friends or manage their emotions, please contact us and discuss your concerns with Mrs Labbett or Miss Sims. This can be an anxious time for children who are thinking about next year. In assembly this week we talked about strategies children can use to tackle and manage worries, including the need to recognise ‘ANTS’ (automatic negative thoughts) in order to challenge and transform these thoughts. If you feel your child is displaying signs of anxiety, you are welcome to ask us about the support we offer.