We are committed to supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our pupils and staff.
We know that everyone experiences life challenges. These can make us vulnerable at times. Anyone may need additional emotional support.
We promote and support children’s positive mental health. We provide information and advice for our parents and pupils. We may signpost to specialist agencies. Or we may suggest activities to help understand and express emotions. These have a strong focus on social and emotional aspects of learning.
At our school we help children to:
- understand their emotions and feelings better
- feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- form and maintain positive relationships with their peers
- develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
- encourage children to be confident
Different levels of support
Universal support meets the needs of all our pupils. We deliver this through our vision, our values and the wider curriculum.
We provide additional support for vulnerable children. They may be facing life experiences like a bereavement or have short term needs.
Targeted support is for pupils who need more specific support and resources. This might come through the THRIVE nurture programme or support from external agencies.
Behaviour support for parents who are struggling to manage their child’s behaviour Open for Parents are are there to talk to if you want information on Parenting tips and/or advice.
East Sussex School Health can support parents by offering either one off visits and advice or packages of care that can last up to six contacts dependent on the needs of the child.
Adult mental health
It is important to talk to someone if you have feelings and symptoms such as stress, anxiety or low mood. Speak to a trusted friend, family member or a professional like a GP.
Lead staff members
Mrs Sarah Bulgin is our Deputy headteacher and SENCO. She reports to the governing body and oversees staff training. She also co-ordinates our THRIVE nurture programme.