At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health and well-being for our whole school community; pupils, staff, parents and carers, and recognise how important mental health and emotional well-being is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement.
Mrs Budd is the Senior Mental Health Lead (SMHL) and has the strategic oversight of the approach to mental health and wellbeing across the school. Her responsibilities include working with professionals and agencies to support mental health and well-being, collaborating with the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and our dedicated staff Well-Being Team. Together, they work cohesively to create a supportive and nurturing environment for both students and staff.
Miss Seward is our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and part of our Therapeutic Team. She employs a range of strategies to support children’s emotional and social well-being. Whether through one-to-one sessions or group activities, she fosters a safe and empathetic space for students to express themselves and develop essential emotional skills.
Our Staff Well-Being Team focus on supporting all members of staff, ensuring that they have the necessary resources and assistance to maintain their well-being.
We work in collaboration with the Mental Health Support Team (MHST), CAMHS, Educational Psychologists and Primary Mental Health Workers.
This comprehensive network underscores our dedication to creating a supportive and flourishing environment for the well-being of our whole school community.
If you would like more information please see Mrs Budd or if you are concerned about your child's mental health, you can use the MHST online referral form.
Please see below for further information and useful websites.