A little boy joined our school last September in year 5. His parents have split up and, as a consequence, he moved schools.

At first he seemed to settle well, but gradually he has become more and more withdrawn and reluctant to try anything new or to join in with the other children at break times. This term has been worse and he has spent a lot of time under his table, often sobbing quietly. He responds well to the learning assistant but that has not stopped the situation getting worse. His mother says all is well at home. What should we do?

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