Health & Wellbeing
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Our Mission and Vision statement:
“Wellbeing for life”
The mental health and wellbeing of our school community (pupils, parents and staff) is fundamental to our school ethos. This ethos is to value everybody and to care for each other being alert, awareness and sensitive to everyone’s needs. We believe that these factors are key in achieving excellence in all that we do and in so doing, we can maximise opportunities and achievements for all.
We believe that mental health is the responsibility of all. We too recognise that anyone one can suffer from mental health and wellbeing issues at any one point in their lives. So we have implemented a range of strategies to support the wellbeing of all, not excluding signposting and referring to external services.
Our systems and structure enable all to quickly navigate through processes that are solution based. Such as using our Zones of Regulation and Wonderful Wednesday Clubs for pupils and our workshops and other forms of communication with parents. Our wellbeing strategy aims to bring to life our Shine Like a Star motto which is underpinned by our three core values of the school’s core values of 'Love to Learn', 'Ambitious for All' and 'Respectful and Responsible'. This incorporates our building of respect for all, pupils' wellbeing and building resilient learners who have the ability to recognise that self-belief and a willingness to try new things will lead to goals being achieved. Hence our vision is to promote and develop the resilience and the ability to reach out for support as and when needed, as it is a vital life skill, and is essential to achieving success in life, now and in the future.
Online safety is an area that whilst we acknowledge is the way forward, we equally acknowledge the potential dangers out community and pupils could face. Hence, with that in mind, we have delivered workshops for pupils and parents for online digital safety measures, whilst remaining rigorous in our monitoring of online activities by pupils and taking urgent necessary steps if any concerns arise. We also signpost pupils to appropriate organisations to provide support.
As you know, we have been working towards our Wellbeing Award. Going through the award process has enabled us to evaluate our current provision and to further develop our approach and our offers. We aim to continue to provide support for all, going from strength to strength alongside our stakeholders on tackling mental health care issues.
Please click here to find our Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy.
Our Mental Health First Aider and Senior Mental Health Lead is:
Mrs J Raju
Our Mind Coach is: Mel Crausser
Our School Nurse is: Keren Dale
If you need help or advice please contact the school office. Additional advice and support can be found on the following websites:
Please follow the links below to find out how to spot the signs of poor mental wellbeing in children and how to help:
What parents and Carers needs to know
Zones of Regulation - feelings and emotions
Advice and Information Resources
Here is a directory of trusted advice and information resources for Wellbeing and Mental Health to support yourselves and your families: