Health & Wellbeing
Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing Page of our website.
At Meadows First School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
At our school we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self esteem and ensure children know that they are valued
- encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
We ensure children understand how to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle through our well-being wheel.
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.
Additonal support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
Targeted support- For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as Thrive.
Lead staff members:
- Hazel Dodman: Thrive practitioner
- Sue Hewitt: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing First Aider (adults)
- Wendy Dwyer: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing First Aider (children)
Links to useful health and wellbeing websites for your use and information are posted below.
- Healthy Lunchbox Guide
- Childline Childline is a confidential service, provided by the NSPCC, offering free support for children and young people up to the age of nineteen on a wide variety of problems. https://www.childline.org.uk/
Look here for information on our nurture room - The Hive.
Click here for access to a booklet on dealing with Anxiety
SMSC & British Values
We have worked alongside our children to develop a well being wheel, and a health and well-being curriulum. The children have decided upon 6 important elements that support their well-being; active me, calm me, unique me, safe me, friendly me and clever me. If the children are well supported in each of these areas , they feel that this will give them a positive mindset and help them to be happy. We have also created a wellbeing garden; an area where the children can relax and be calm. The children also have an afternoon per week dedicated to their well-being; they may be involved in activities such as singing, yoga, outdoor learning and the arts.