Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing for Parents
Our vision is to develop a school community where children can enjoy a welcoming, secure, happy and healthy environment, where all members can develop self-confidence,
self-esteem, self-motivation, independence, compassion, tolerance and understanding of others.
At Meadows Primary School and Nursery, we support the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos model of respect and
kindness, where everyone is valued.
We know that everyone experiences life challenges than 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 promote a mentally healthy environment through:
- Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging.
- Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making.
- Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements.
- Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others.
- Providing opportunities to reflect.
- Access to appropriate support that meets their needs.
Promotion of positive mental wellbeing
The school offers pupils many opportunities to do physical and relaxing activities to promote positive wellbeing:
- Home Learning Projects
- Themed Days
- Fundraising days
- Summer and Christmas Fairs
- Residential visits
- Educational visits
- After school clubs
- Play/lunchtime games
The school likes to celebrate the many successes that the children achieve:-
- School website/tweets – to celebrate what is taking place.
- Commendation Achievement Award Assembly – weekly
- Half term Reading reward Award
- Team Points assembly
- Class assemblies
- Monthly Newsletter to celebrate what has taken place
Teaching about Mental Health and Wellbeing - Curriculum
The school follows the DFE guidelines for the teaching of Mental health and wellbeing in the following ways: -
- Personal, social, health education (PSHE) scheme of work
- Circle discussion time
- Mindful lessons – class based/online
- Assemblies/themed days
Interventions to support mental wellbeing
Staff across the school provide appropriate interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing by:-
- Counselling – different forms
- Self-esteem individual and group activities
- Lego therapy
Mental Health Concern For Your Child
The school values the support of parents by working in partnership with them to support their child. If parents have a mental health concern about their child they are
most welcome to discuss this with Mrs Sydenham, Mrs Mejer, Mrs Roberts or Mrs Tearle.
Mental Health Concern For Yourself
If parents have a mental health concern about themselves they are most welcome to discuss this with any of the staff mentioned above who can signpost you to any