As a school we take the social, emotional and mental health of our pupils very seriously as many of our children have experienced moving and changing schools, the challenges of change and in some case the hardships of upsetting life events.
We make it our mission, not just to ensure children are physically active and healthy but that they are have good mental health. We seek to nurture their curiosity to learn, foster a growth mindset and build their resilience. Parts of our curriculum such as Learning Outside and Forest Schools help develop this for all children, but some children need a little more.
This is why we are so proactive with our pastoral and ELSA TA support.
What is resilience?
The video links below explain what resilience is and are appropriate for different audiences.
What to do if you have concerns:
If you have any concerns about your child's social, emotional or mental health please come and discuss it with either your child's class teacher, Mrs Stone or myself.
Resilience: A home learning project.
I know how fantastic the home learning our children do because I often see it going past me on the school gate in the morning and around the classes. I have a project that I would like children to work on at home and bring in.
The theme is some artwork, drawing, writing or a model on the theme of ‘Resilience’. What is Resilience? As a school we teach our children to become more resilient so that they can thrive, cope and overcome the challenges that they will face both as children and the adults they will grow into.
Working with your child talk about times in your life that you have found tough or challenges that you have faced and overcome. Ask them to think about what challenges they have faced and what they did to cope and overcome it and to bounce back to be happy and positive, even after a very tough time. Ask them to think what advice they would give another person that was facing a similar situation. Then, either:
The best entries will be displayed in the school hall and around the school.