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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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What is HOPE Intervention?

HOPE at St Joseph's, stands for Helping Our Pupils' Emotions. It is similar to ELSA and personalised for the Emotional Literacy needs of our pupils.


Our HOPE leads are:

Ms Crook

Ms James

Ms Richards


Our HOPE leads have a wealth of experience of working with  children and young people.


They are warm, kind and caring people who want to make children and young people feel happy in school and to reach their potential socially, emotionally and academically.

They understand the barriers to learning that some children and young people might have and can help them with this.

They can support the children and young person’s emotional development and help them cope with life’s challenges.

Our HOPE leads will also help children and young people to find solutions to problems they might have.

Our HOPE leads are not there to fix problems but to help children find their own solutions and offer that important support to a child or young person.

Relationships are key in helping children and young people to feel safe and nurtured.

HOPE is about creating a reflective space for the child or young person.


What areas do our HOPE leads help with?

  • Loss and bereavement
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Friendship issues
  • Relationships
  • Managing strong feelings
  • Anxiety and worries
  • Bullying
  • Conflict
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Growth Mindset
  • Social and therapeutic stories
  • Problem solving

How are children or young people referred for HOPE?

  • Class teacher referral
  • Sendco referral
  • Parent referral
  • Child referral
  • Outside agency referral