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SEND and Mental Health

The document here outlines the provision for children with special educational needs or disabilities at Cedar Park School.


Mental Health Support at Cedar Park


We are supported by the Bucks Barnardos Buddy Scheme. The scheme provides the school with advice and signposting for additional help.


We have an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant in school. She works on a 1:1 basis with individual children who have identified worries, including self-esteem issues and friendship concerns.


We are part of the BCC Mental Health Trailblazer project. We have received training and advice on ways of supporting pupils in school.


Children in Year 6 have received Peer Mentoring mental health training from Bucks Mind.

12 Year 6 children perform this role under the direction of the SENDCo.

The role and duties of a peer mentor include:

  • Being a listening ear for other students
  • Being on duty in the drop-in space 
  • Being a mental health ambassador within the school
  • Creating promotional posters and assemblies for the service
  • Passing on any worries to a teacher

Mentors have received one full day’s mental health awareness training from Bucks Mind. The training covered what mental health is, what positively and negatively affects our mental health, mental health in the media, the role of a peer mentor, safeguarding & confidentiality and the logistics of the service. 


Year 5 children have been trained as Peer Mediation support. The children help to resolve disputes within play and help children find solutions when they don’t agree with each other.


You may find the following information and reading list useful when supporting your child's mental health at home.