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.
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.