At Woodmansterne Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement.
Our role in school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, and that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.
As a school all the work we do to promote positive mental health both promotes and supports our school values – Resilience, Responsibility, Reflection and Respect.
Click here to read more in our Wellbeing policy.
Are you a parent or member of the community and would like to get more involved with supporting the wellbeing of our school? If so then please contact Sarah Snell, our Designated Lead for Mental Health, to express your interest and the skills and qualities you could offer at Woodmansterne Primary School - email@example.com
Well Being Award
To tackle the growing number of pupils suffering from mental health issues, the NCB (National Children’s Bureau) has created a Wellbeing Award for Schools and at Woodmansterne School we are proud to announce we are working towards this achievement.
We were already on an exciting journey to offer provision and interventions to support the wellbeing needs of our pupils and staff but want to do more to change the long-term culture of our school and embed an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.
There are eight objectives to achieve within the Wellbeing Award Framework, containing several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set out within each. The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils.
With this award, we will demonstrate our commitment to:
- Promoting mental health as part of every day school life
- Improving the emotional wellbeing of our staff and pupils
- Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of our pupils and staff
- Promoting the importance of mental health awareness
- Capturing the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues
To learn more about the award please click here.