The Sea Room

Emotional Wellbeing Leader – Mrs S Exton

At Silkmore, we pride ourselves on catering for the needs of all children; particularly by adopting a holistic approach and prioritising the childrens' emotional well being at the heart of all we do. Despite our best efforts some children may experience difficulty coping within a busy classroom environment.


  • This can show itself in a number of different ways:

  • They may be feeling unhappy

  • They may be feeling lonely

  • They may find the day too long

  • They may find lessons difficult

  • They may be unable to concentrate

  • They may be feeling confused

  • They may be feeling angry

  • They may find it all just too overwhelming

The Sea Room provides additional help and support for these children. The sessions will run for individuals and/or small groups of children and will promote self-esteem, confidence and develop social and emotional skills; whilst nurturing a motivated and positive approach to learning. It is an extension of the classroom’s good practice with the aim of reintegrating a happier, more confident learner back into the full time classroom environment.


What will the children learn in the Sea Room?

  • Activities to develop personal and social skills.

  • Activities that promote feelings of well-being and self-esteem.

  • Activities that develop a sense of individual responsibility and accountability to others.

  • Activities that reflect those taking part in the classroom situation.

  • During some sessions there may be an opportunity for the children and staff to sit around a table as a group and share a drink and snack at the same time as practising social, language and listening skills.

  • Within the session the children may have jobs on a rota basis promoting independence and self-esteem.

How often will my child attend the Sea Room?

  • Children attend between one and three sessions a week.

  • Each child’s needs are monitored and assessed on a regular basis.

  • The sessions will run throughout the day depending on individual class timetables.

  • Children will attend for as long as is required.


Every family has a vital role to play in their child’s education and happiness, we welcome and appreciate your involvement and comments – so please let us know your “news and views”! (Especially if there are changes at home).