Mental Health and Wellbeing
At our school, we have a supporting and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued. We aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for every member of our staff and for all of our pupils. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches to support our most vulnerable pupils.
A whole school approach to Mental Health
We take a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health that aims to help children become more resilient, happy and successful and to prevent problems before they arise. All staff aim to make the school environment a positive and safe space and strive to embed positive mental health values into all aspects of school life and the curriculum.
Alongside this, we also aim to teach pupils the skills, knowledge and understanding to keep themselves and others physically and mentally healthy and safe, which we include as part of our developmental PSHE curriculum.
The specific content of lessons will be determined by the specific needs of the cohort we are teaching, but there will always be an emphasis on developing the skills, knowledge, understanding, language and confidence to seek help, as needed, for themselves or others (PHSE, SRE and Anti Bullying work).