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Emotional Health and Well Being

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Well Being Champion - Mrs Farmer

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Enhanced Healthy School Award.

We are pleased to be involved in the above project which has the aim of improving the emotional health and wellbeing of the whole school community.  There are several aspects to this award which are taking place over this academic year. 

So far:-

  • Training courses for staff on aspects such as anxiety, building resilience and sleep training.
  • Mrs Farmer and Mrs Parish are attending the ‘Safe to Learn’ training programme
  • Year 2 have had a course of sessions from Kalma Kids which has focused on using yoga, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
  • In December we had a visit from BTEC students from South Essex College who perfomed a play on cyberbullying.
  • The Daily Mile and fitness sessions continue to take place .
  • The PSHE programme of study has been totally rewritten  to better reflect the needs of our school.
  • A focus on staff wellbeing including workload and aspects such as exercise and health advice.

Coming up:-

  • Mrs Farmer will be running a sleep workshop for parents on the 26th of January with the possibility of a further one if demand is sufficient.
  • We are in the process of preparing a new Emotional Health and Wellbeing Policy to be approved by Governors.
  • We are busy working towards gaining the Healthy Eating Gold award.
  • A member of staff from the Public Health Responsibility Deal is working with us to improve the health of school staff through training and other activities.
  • In the Summer Term we will be holding an event for parents to enable us to promote and celebrate the project.
  • The children will be preparing a display on the subject of emotional health and wellbeing.
  • We will be working towards the Bronze Award for Stonewall with the aim of having an inclusive school.
  • Links and signposting for parents to useful websites and information.
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