As teachers, we define mental wellbeing as children’s happiness (feeling good), life satisfaction (feeling life is going well) and positive functioning (feeling able to get on with their daily lives).
We want all children:
- To be resilient, happier and more motivated.
- To be able to express a range of emotions appropriately.
- To have high self-esteem and confidence.
- To make and maintain positive relationships.
- To learn and achieve.
At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health for every child. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. We aim to provide a supportive culture, ethos and environment that can serve as a buffer during difficult circumstances; our teaching and learning helps pupils to build important life skills such as learning to learn and growth mindsets, compassion and team work. Our partnership with parents/carers and the wider community provides a strong support network for our children.
Good Advice for Good Mental Health and Wellbeing
|BODY - Keeping physically active is great for good mental health and wellbeing. Keeping your body nourished with healthy food and lots of sleep is very important.||MIND - Keep learning and trying new things (Remember: You haven't got it YET. Perseverance is important)||SPIRIT - Doing good for others can make us feel good too.|
|PLACE - Take notice of your surroundings, be curious!||PEOPLE - Keeping connected with family, friends, colleagues and classmates||PLANET - Caring for your environment boosts mental health and wellbeing.|