Wellbeing It is not merely about developing strong, supportive relationships in school and providing a safer and more inclusive environment. It is all about our holistic health.
Every child’s wellbeing is dynamic and changeable and it is important that our children feel they have approachable and friendly staff to talk to when they are feeling emotional for any number of reasons.
Therefore, we have specifically trained staff in Emotional Literacy who are trained to apply psychological knowledge of children’s social and emotional development to particular areas of needs.
Our Hatherop Haven is a drop-in session for any pupil that may feel the need to off load in its own cosy ELSA room. Other well-being initiatives we use are reflection journals, one to one tutorial with staff, mindfulness and meditation clubs alongside the timetabled PSHE lessons.
We feel it is essential to cultivate a mentally healthy school where every pupil and staff member feels accepted, motivated and supported. The teaching of health and well-being enables our pupils to develop the knowledge, capabilities and attributes they need for mental, social and physical wellbeing for now and in the future.