As SEMH specialists, Foxfields Academy know how much of a positive effect animal therapy can have on pupils. That is why we are the proud residence for three playful goats, nine lovely guinea pigs, two rabbits and a pony. The animals have proven very popular amongst the pupils and have settled in nicely.
Pupils are allowed to interact as much or as little as they want to and are encouraged to study the animal’s behaviour and observe to build confidence and trust.
We have a referral system for pupils who need regular interventions with the animals and that ranges across all class ages and groups.
Lego Based Therapy
Lego Based Therapy is a social development programme that supports pupil’s communication, social skills such as turn taking, and collaboration. Foxfields has two trained Lego Based Therapists who facilitate natural opportunities for developing social competence through the Lego Based Therapy sessions. Within the sessions pupils are assigned different roles to build a kit following the instructions;
The Engineer – describes the instructions
The Supplier – finds the pieces
The Builder – puts the pieces together
The benefit to Lego Based Therapy is how engaging and enjoyable it is for the pupils whilst having a positive impact on their social communication.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as the primary mode of expression and communication. The Art Therapists role in Art Therapy is to facilitate communication of children’s thoughts and feelings through the use of art. Andri Theodorou is our Art Therapist at Foxfields Academy and Andri delivers Art Therapy sessions to identified pupils every Tuesday.
Daniel James works with our year 9, 10 & 11 students on a 1:1 and group basis. He is an entrepreneur and public speaker, running a successful online coaching company – THE PRIME LIFE PROJECT.
Daniel’s mission is “…to help as many young people as possible to gain control of their most valuable asset, their mind, in order to become the best version of themselves.”
Daniel shares key strategies to empower students to understand their mindset, take back control of their life and unlock their highest potential.