Mental Health and Well-Being
At Ivegill CE Primary School, 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.
What do we currently do for mental health and wellbeing for our pupils and staff?
We have a designated Mental Health and Well Being Lead in school that is responsible for promoting wellbeing for our staff and pupils (Mr Trickett).
We have a Well-being Team made up of the following staff: Mr Trickett and Mrs Green.
Each child identifies safe adults during the first week of term and these make up a display in the front entrance.
We have nominated student leadership members in each class to represent their peers and gain feedback in class assemblies.
We have a specific parents email address which all teaching staff access so parents can email concerns or worries.
We have home/school communication books for pupil’s who require more regular updates.
We have move up days, extra transition sessions and meet the teacher sessions for when a pupil is finding a class move difficult.
We have an allocated buddy for all new pupils.
We have Key Stage 2 children as play-leaders/sports coaches to support younger children in positive play.
We have mental health and wellbeing trained staff in order to support pupils with their needs.
We share a termly Mental Health and Well-Being newsletter.
We have positive behaviour systems in place to promote positive social behaviour.
We have mental health and wellbeing assemblies to promote resilience and self-management.
We have a PSHE curriculum that helps pupils to build important life skills, such as learning to learn and habits of mind.
We have a Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy for our school which is regularly updated.
We include World Mental Health Day and Mental Health Awareness Week in the school calendar and plan activities for the whole school.
Useful Links for parents:
Every Mind Matters
Save the Children
Relaxation techniques stress-busters-from-our-heart-program (1)
Action for Children