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Theydon Bois Primary School

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Trauma Perceptive Practice

What is Trauma Perceptive Practice (TPP)?

TPP is a programme offered to all Essex schools and settings aiming to improve policy and practice.

It is the Essex approach to understanding behaviour and supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing in all our children and our adults. It has been developed by people who work in and with Essex schools and settings.


Trauma Perceptive Practice at Theydon Bois Primary School

Theydon began our journey in TPP in September 2020 and completed the journey in February 2022. Staff were trained in each of the nine elements in order to establish the values and mind-set of TPP (kindness and compassion, hope, connection and belonging). The aim is for our school community to recognise the importance of building positive relationships, embed the language of TPP, understanding that every behaviour is a communication of a need and to use TPP to inform policy and procedures. We have re-written our Behaviour policy to reflect TPP practices within the school community and have renamed it as our Behaviour and Relationships Policy. TPP exists alongside the Zones of Regulation which provides children with the language and skills needed to recognise and express their emotions. Currently, the Zones of Regulation are being used in Key Stage 1 and we aim to roll this out into Reception and Key Stage 2 in the Autumn Term 2022.


Wellbeing resources, weblinks

Wellbeing Advice and  Apps

This pack includes a section of activities where you can tag the school, please make sure you get your parents permission first, then Tweet us at #TheydonP