We are very much looking forward to our Curriculum Week based around ‘Healthy Me, Healthy You, Healthy Planet.’
On Friday, we welcome the verifier from the Wellbeing Award to school.
We have all been working very hard to achieve the 8 objectives for the award.
Objective 1: The school is committed to promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health by Achieving the Wellbeing Award for schools.
Objective 2: The school has a clear vision and strategy for promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health, which is communicated to all involved in the school.
Objective 3: The school has a positive culture which regards emotional health and wellbeing and mental health as the responsibility of all.
Objective 4: The school actively promotes staff emotional health and wellbeing.
Objective 5: The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional health and wellbeing.
Objective 6: The school understands the different types of emotional and mental health needs across the school and has systems in place to respond appropriately.
Objective 7: The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole school community in its approach to emotional health and wellbeing.
Objective 8: The school works in partnership with other schools, agencies and available specialist services to support wellbeing and mental health.
We would like to take the time to thank those people who filled in our online survey earlier in the year with regards to Mental Health and Wellbeing. Your comments and suggestions have been valuable with evaluating our provision.
We also hope to run yoga sessions in the new academic year, as they were very well received by the children and the parent/child pilot proved successful. (Further details to follow.)
Again, we will give further information with regards to Mental Health and Wellbeing at 'Meet the Teacher ' meetings scheduled for the new year.
Mrs Wilson is our 'Wellbeing' Coordinator in school. Please contact the school office to request and appointment or speak to someone with regards to issues with Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Awards For All
In 2018, we applied for an 'Awards For All' grant. This is a National Lottery Funded grant and we were lucky enough to receive money to support 'Wellbeing' in school.
With this money our staff have received support and training from 'CalmaClass' and are now using the 'CalmaClass' programme in school. All children throughout school are taught strategies and techniques to support them with their mental health and wellbeing.
We also work with Carol Bradley, our Yoga and relaxation teacher, who provides children with tailored sessions. Many classes across Key Stage 2 have had the opportunity to work with Carol and we look forward to offering sessions to our younger children and parents later in the year.
We also ran 'Sunflower Club.' This is a programme designed to support children with building new friendships, improving social skills, communication and resilience. We enjoyed many craft activities, team building exercises and concluded our sessions with a outdoor trip to 'The Anderton Centre' and with party which both parents and children to attended.
We also embarked upon 'The Wellbeing Award.' This award verifies that we are committed to Mental Health and Wellbeing at Blackrod Primary School.
https://gmmh.nhs.uk/bolton-camhs Children and adolescent mental health service Bolton
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/guide-to-camhs/ Children and adolescent mental health service
https://www.childline.org.uk/ Child line contact Call 0800 1111
Please also see our SEN section of the school website (Emotional, Behavioural and Social ) Mrs Chadwick is our SENDCo and Designated Safeguard Lead.