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As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

At our school we:                                                                                                             

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they matter and are cared for
  • encourage children to be confident 
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.

Additional support – For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.

We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.

There are some common life events that may affect you or your child's Mental Wellbeing:

  • Loss or bereavement
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship problems
  • Issues at school
  • Worries about money

Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you or your child can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:

  • Build positive relationships
  • Take time for yourself
  • Look after your mental health
  • Look after your physical health

 

What can your child can do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?

 

  • Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends
  • Associate yourself with positive people
  • Join an afterschool club
  • Speak to a member of staff
  • Tell the a member of the Safeguarding and/ or Wellbeing Team
  • Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked)

 

Staff who can help you

We have a strong team of staff in school who are here to help you if you have any concerns about the emotional or mental wellbeing of your child. In the first instance please contact the head of the inclusion team and deputy head teacher, Ms Astle, who will then be able to liaise with class teachers and arrange the correct support for your child. Similarly, if we notice that something is not quite right with your child we will raise our concerns with you as parents so that we can work together to support the wellbeing of your child.

  • Ms K. Astle - Deputy Head, Mental Health and Inclusion Team Leader, DSL
  • Mrs C. Salter - SENCO, DSL
  • Ms K. Loom -  School Counsellor, DSL 
  • Mrs S. Prebble - Mental Health and Therapeutic Play Practitioner
  • Ms L. Mears and Mrs K. Greenwood - KS2 ELSA (Emotional LIteracy Support Assistant)
  • Miss R. Lacey - Y2 Leader and PSHE and Citizenship Team Leader
  • Mrs P. Bird - Link Governor 


 

 

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