We understand the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in order for pupils to thrive both academically and socially. At Hoe Bridge, we believe that when children have positive mental health they will be happy, confident and achieve to the best of their potential.
We place equal importance and emphasis on physical and mental health and aim to prepare the children for both the successes and challenges they may face in their everyday lives.
We actively try to:
These objectives are taught through assemblies, PSHE, small group work and external visitors.
Our annual Wellbeing week is a way of celebrating positive mental health and wellbeing and all we do to try and achieve it.
Staff with a Responsibility for Wellbeing
Stephen Arnott – Head of Pastoral Care, History Teacher, Mental Health First Aider
Rosie Saxe - Pastoral, Assistant Head KS1
Stefanie Davis – SENCo
Paul Braithwaite – Wellbeing Award Lead, PE Teacher
Michelle Hollingsworth – Pre-Prep Wellbeing Lead
Zoe Lightfoot – School Nurse
Samantha Arnold – Safeguarding Governor
Wellbeing Award for Schools
In June 2020 we achieved our Wellbeing Award for Schools. This whole school award focusses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place, promoting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the whole school community. The award has an emphasis on embedding a culture where mental health is seen as the responsibility of all and where we understand how best to support everyone in the school’s community.
Through achieving this award, we have:
While we have achieved the award and created a supportive and nurturing community, we know that these are the first steps on a larger journey, ensuring that we continue to develop this important part of day to day life.