Zones of Regulation
Across school every member of the team wears cards which we refer to as the Zones of Regulation. The team have all had training on using this system of managing well-being and on Feel Good Friday we held a whole school assembly to relaunch it again with the children.
Children and adults are asked which zone they are in and the coloured zones reflect the following feelings and emotions:
The Blue Zone – sad, unhappy, bored, fed-up or unwell
The Green Zone – happy, calm, relaxed and focussed
The Yellow Zone – excited, silly, worried or unsure
The Red Zone – angry, frustrated, scared or annoyed
Staff role model by discussing with children which zone they are in and why. As the system is embedded children are becoming more able to describe their own feelings and emotions in terms of which zone they are in.
The Zones of Regulation are also used to talk about how we can move ourselves from the blue zone to the green zone for example. This helps the children to develop resilience and life-long coping strategies.
You can view archived Emotional Wellbeing information on our website.