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An evidence-led programme to support children’s social communication and emotional regulation needs

The Zones of Regulation® is an approach used to support emotional regulation. 

It’s great for children to use in schools but even better when the whole family use it as well so that children and their families can get used to the language of Zones in their everyday life! 

The more people around a child who are familiar with the principles and language of Zones, the better.

The Zones framework can help children become more aware of:

  • The range of different emotions and energy states (e.g. high energy, medium energy, low energy) that they can feel.
  • How different situations and experiences can trigger different emotions and energy states.
  • Tools and strategies that can support them when feeling different emotions to help them move to an emotional state where they are calmer and more ready to learn.

Children are encouraged to understand that there is no such thing as a ‘bad’ zone and that we all go through different zones, sometimes all of them in a day (!)  The key is to recognise which zone we are in so that we can then be in a position to help ourselves or ask for help if we need it.

How to use Zones at home

Zones colour grid


At St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School we work to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. Children who are identified as having special educational needs are therefore supported with this aim in mind, working in partnership with children and their parents/carers to find the best way of learning for each individual child.

There is an appendix containing a glossary of abbreviations at the end of the document.

The igo leisure card provides discounted leisure activities for SEND children. Click on the link for more information.


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