At Bridge the Gap we value the schools that we work with and are proud of our relationships with them. We support schools in many different ways:
INSET days on aspects of mental health
Emotional Literacy training and support
Community teacher training mornings
Staff well-being workshops
Bridge the Gap School Ambassador programme
Training Hours - 'The Power of Positive Relationships' & 'Emotional Literacy in the Classroom'
1:1 pupil support
Assembly, lesson and small work delivery
Drop-in days for children
Our training focuses on mental health and well-being as well as behaviour and de-escalation strategies. We are also able to come and audit the school environment to ensure that your school is being trauma responsive and not just informed.
Our popular course 'Supporting Your Child's Mental Health' is a three week course for parents that we run privately: we also deliver this for schools for up to ten parents at a time, we also have our other parent workshops that schools can choose to provide for their parents. We can attend events to offer support at your own well-being events; if you have a PTA then get in touch to find out how they might be able to access funding for our services.
Find out more about our services for schools here.
Fun With Feelings - 6 Week emotional literacy programme
Emotional Literacy underpins everything that we do and our 6 week programme has been designed to explore all of the primary emotions using crafts, video, music, story, discussion and free play style activities. It's an hour for a child to engage in Emotional Literacy - whatever stage they are at.
This can also be run as an after-school provision, if you are interested in making 'Fun with Feelings' available at your school, get in touch to find out how.
Delivered by qualified child care professionals with additional training in mentoring and emotional literacy.
I would strongly recommend Jennifer for CPD on emotional literacy and supporting children's mental health. She is extremely knowledgeable and able to bravely share her own experiences and the impact trauma in childhood can have on an individual later in life. Lots of strategies were shared to enable immediate implementation. Jennifer was extremely easy to talk to and offered advice when asked. 'Relationships equal connection'; Jennifer definitely connected with her audience!
Principal Ashwood Spencer Academy