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
Rebekah Palmer – SENCo
Kim Flack – Wellbeing Award Lead, Mental Health First Aider, Specialist Teacher
Rachel Charlton – Pre-Prep Wellbeing Lead
Rowena – School Nurse
Samantha Arnold – Safeguarding Governor
Wellbeing Award for Schools
We are currently working towards the Wellbeing Award for School’s Award. 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.
Through achieving this award, we will:
We are hoping to achieve accreditation in the summer term 2020.