I am concerned about a child in my year 4 class. I would like to help her as she seems to have low self-esteem and views everything very negatively. She is a bit of a loner but often plays football at break and lunchtime with some boys in the class, so she does have friends. She is middle ability but finds school in general very difficult. She seems to find everything overwhelming and stressful and cries easily. Similarly, sometimes she wants to sit in a corner away from everyone else. Her mum is worried about her as she clearly has 'depressive tendencies' and apparently her father is the same. Her mum has also commented how much happier and more settled she is this school year than last. I have been speaking to my TA and partner teacher and we all agree that she needs some help, but the SENCO is not really interested, despite various people mentioning her over the last 12 months. What I am asking for on here, I suppose, is suggestions for the little things that I can do and that we can have in place for her to try to build her confidence and self-esteem whilst I keep pestering the SENCO for some sort of referral. Thank you in advance.