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Wellbeing

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:

  • Help children understand and effectively manage their emotions
  • Ensure children are comfortable with have opportunities to share worries and concerns
  • Encourage positive relationships
  • Promote positive self-esteem
  • Help them to develop emotional resilience

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:

  • Show our commitment to promoting mental health as part of school life
  • Improve the emotional wellbeing of staff and pupils
  • Ensure mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
  • Offer provision and interventions that match the needs of its pupils and staff
  • Engage the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness
  • Capture the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues

We are hoping to achieve accreditation in the summer term 2020.

                                                                        

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