Mental Health

We use lots of different ways to promote positive mental health and create happy children at Tushingham. 

Mental Health and Well Being Principles

At Tushingham we recognise that strong mental health is just as important as physical health.  Our pupils will be taught self-care techniques including recognising and managing emotions, exercise, relaxation and how to build relationships through a rich and varied curriculum.  We teach pupils about how they can help others with their mental health, in age-appropriate ways and times.

Promoting Well Being
School leaders prioritise well being for all by investing in high quality professional development and training for staff including:

  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • A Senior Mental Health Lead
  • Drawing and talking therapy
  • Learning through the PSHE Association
  • Winston’s Wish Bereavement training
  • Creative Education training for all staff

The school’s curriculum for well being is being strengthened through our participation in national and local strategies including:

  • The Rainbow Flag award
  • Young Leaders
  • Our Way of Working

Whole School Learning

We aim to take a whole school approach to wellbeing through our culture and curriculum.  For example:

  • Policies in place to support mental health and well being, including: attendance management, safeguarding and child protection and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).
  • Promoting children’s spiritual development through collective worship and the support of the Church in school.
  • An active school council.
  • The introduction of pupil well being ambassadors.
  • Parents engaged and supported through our website , home school updates and communication with staff.
  • Whole school awareness events to promote well being including Children’s Mental Health Week.
  • Whole school mental health techniques taught and promoted to pupils including: Reflection, mindfulness/meditation, emotional regulation, circle times, relaxation and movement exercises such as yoga.
  • PSHE lessons- using the PSHE Association programme which incorporates the DfE’s Relationships and Sex Education curriculum .
  • Termly pupil voice discussions with the School Council and Well being ambassadors to give staff their feedback on all school matters, including mental health and well being.
  • Happy Club run by the School Council and other children to offer wellbeing activities at lunchtimes.
  • Worry boxes in all classrooms, designed to be appropriate to the age of the class, and Emotional Registers.
  • Spaces for all pupils to use for their mental health e.g. reflection areas in classrooms, wellbeing clubs in key stage 2 classrooms, our Happy club benches behind the mobile classrooms.

Pupils in need of additional support

We are aware of risk factors that may indicate a pupil needs help and we know our children well which enables our staff to recognise changes in their behaviour and personality.  Every child will be evaluated as an individual to guide our responses.  We use our Mental Health and Wellbeing provision map to guide our responses.  These may include:

  • One to one and group work with trained school staff
  • Identifying needs through discussion with family and the child and appropriate framework
  • Referral to appropriate specialist support

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tushingham-with-Grindley
C of E Primary School

Tushingham, Cheshire, SY13 4QS

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