“Big improvement in self-confidence of staff when supporting this child. A positive input to staff has been much appreciated”
“We applaud the outstanding planning, organization, co-ordination and execution of their service”
“The sun is out and my sadness has gone away. I don’t want to be angry anymore”
The service provided by Gemstone’s cannot be compared to any other behaviour support service we have experienced. Gemstones provide a bespoke service of support to individual pupils who we identify as our most challenging pupils. Currently they support two pupils in our school for a 3 hour session each week and also work with the families. Children’s behaviour is usually a symptom of wider family issues so the holistic support that Gemstones provide for the family creates a greater and long lasting impact on the child’s behaviour and emotional health.
The staff are highly qualified and experienced, giving a level of assurance in their competence that is unparalleled. We receive a comprehensive report within 24 hours and typically that evening, outlining the detail and outcomes of the therapeutic session along with a range of strategies for the teacher or SENCo to apply, which means we can take any further action with immediate effect. Gemstones work very closely with us and we value this working relationship. I cannot recommend Gemstone’s highly enough.
Gemstones is a highly professional and knowledgeable service which has proved to be consistently adaptable and supportive to both the needs of the children and the school.
Our work with Gemstones is in many ways some of the most significant work that we do in the school. Through their consistency, flexibility and thoroughly knowledgeable approach we have been able to prevent exclusions, reach out to families who we couldn’t engage with and ensure that the mental health of our most vulnerable children was being nurtured. The work that gemstones have done with our pupils and their families is a thing that the parents involved stop me on the street to say thank you for, it makes a real difference.
“I have learnt so much from Gemstones staff and have felt really supported as well as the pupil who did so well thanks to your help.”
“The support from Gemstones has been most successful when the work involves parents and they are fully engaged. The reputation of Gemstones has grown amongst families.”
In the classroom there have been no outbursts. He can work independently when he’s focused & his writing is age expected. Using the Boxall to identify needs & strategies has been useful & supporting staff to create personalised timetable.
Arrangements have been good, strategies have been helpful & different. There has been a whole week clear of violence.
He is now beginning to show humour, he smiles & shares emotions on an individual level & parents are engaging.
“G shows empathy now. She can regulate her emotions and her behaviour towards peers is now age expected.”
A is enjoying life more and more, your specialist care has transformed her friendships and quality of life both at home and school.
A loves the meditations so much they have become a positive force in our home. Interestingly, she likes to read them to herself sometimes and also read the ‘Cloud of Calm’ to me after a tough day… It worked!
Bedtime has been transformed with your suggested family meeting about it all. Everyone is happier now, especially A.
I’m sure we will access Gemstones again as she develops, and we hope to see you again.
AB is looking forward to Y6 and told me he has enjoyed our sessions and they have helped him ‘learn to control my anger. He said “If I get angry I know what to do. It’s been good spending time with you”.’
“The support received from Gemstones has helped the school to consider a review of their provision for some children. Having the feedback so quickly has been great!”
“The arrangements and support have worked well. The feedbacks and strategies have been very useful with the strategies working well for the whole class.”
The support has been perfect; timings have worked well, with flexibility meaning that no sessions have been missed. Feedbacks have been really good, with such a good time turn-around. Some very useful strategies/suggestions which have been acted on by the class teacher.
“The support process has been very useful, focussing needs and strategies using the Boxall profile. Arrangements have worked well and feedbacks have been received the same day. Supporting staff to create a personalised timetable has been extremely helpful..”