Our schools is a calm environment, a safe haven, for all who visit our school. We want pupils to feel happy and safe, so their wellbeing is always a priority for us.
Every pupil has the opportunity to thrive - in all aspects of the curriculum - but also socially and emotionally.
In 2021, we have introduced a Nurture Hub which is the centre for our wellbeing programme. Lead by our Pastoral Lead, Mrs Johanson, we also have 2 Wellbeing Ambassadors who are Teaching Assistants - Mrs White and Mrs Mooney, together they provide the majority of our Wellbeing intervention programmes and also 'man' drop-in sessions in the Nurture Hub.
We believe in Quality First in the classroom for many areas of the social development of a child, but including mental health and wellbeing.
Wellbeing Wednesdays provide an opportunity for every child in the classroom to take control of their wellbeing. A half-hour activity of calmness is designed to ensure that every child and adult can participate. Any issues that arise are flagged to the Pastoral Lead.
In September, pupils from Y2-6 undertake an online survey called 'PASS' - Pupils' Attitude to Self and School. This baseline is analysed and allows us to liaise with any parents about concerns about a child, but to also tailor a programme of intervention for their wellbeing needs.
The baseline is repeated at the end of the year so that we can measure the impact of the year.
During the course of the year, we also ask pupils for their feedback on many aspects of school life.