At Burnopfield Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all pupils, parents 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. We also recognise that good physical health can enhance this so actively promote making healthy lifestyle choices.
At our school we:
- help each other to understand our emotions and feelings better
- help each other feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help each other socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self- esteem and ensure everyone knows they are valued
- encourage each other to be confident and tolerant of differences (Expect Respect and All Different, All Equal incentives)
- help each other to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
- support each other in making healthy lifestyle choices to enhance wellbeing
- seek immediate advice from external agencies where appropriate
Our Pastoral and Wellbeing Leader is Mrs Ferris, who is also a member of the School Leadership Team and our Anti-Bullying and RSE and H Co-ordinator. She is supported by Mrs Gray (PE and Mental Health Co-ordinator) and Mrs Errington (Healthy Schools Co-ordinator). Together they form part of a wider Wellbeing team.
As well as our normal daily practice, we offer a range of support:
Universal Support- To meet the needs of our whole school community we aim to develop an overall ethos of support and guidance including. e.g. Restorative behaviour resolution techniques, Durham Resilience Project, National Anti-Bullying weeks, Mental Health Awareness Weeks, Health and Fitness Weeks and Happy Feet Walking Challenges, Healthy School Award
Additional support- is available for those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as illness, bereavement, family breakdown etc.
Targeted support- is available for those who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions.
At school we offer:
- A wide range of extra – curricular activities
- Pastoral drop-in sessions
- Mindfulness sessions
- Mindful Walking
- Well-being Walkway activities
- Relax Kids
- 1:1 counselling sessions
- Nurture group
- Referral to outside agencies where required
PLEASE TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT WELLBEING
Please find below, helpful information for parents/carers
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common than you might think – three children in every classroom have a mental health
problem. Young Minds offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. If you need to talk, they can let you know about organisations that listen, plus they offer online support and info.
Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects. So, if you are worried about anything, big or small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is there.
Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours and the call won’t show on your phone bill)
Visit the following website for some great packed lunch ideas.
Visit the Change4Life website for some great ideas and easy-to-cook family recipes.www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/sitemap.aspx
Personal Development at Burnopfield Primary School
Personal development is covered by all of the areas below.
|Equality and Respect||
|Emotional Well-Being and Pastoral Care||
|Extra Curricular Activities||
(Music, Sports, Film, Choir, Lingotots, Photography, Mindful Running, Bookworms, Forest school, Digital Leaders etc)
|SMSC (Social, Moral, Cultural, Spiritual)||
To view our Well Being Policy, visit our School Policies page.
To find out more about well being in our school, visit our Twitter page.