The Health and Wellbeing of the children and staff at our school is of paramount importance.

Throughout the year, we strive to provide the children with a happy place to learn, but also look to ways that we can develop our children into life-long happy and healthy people. From September 2020, the new RSE curriculum has been woven into our PHSE curriculum and dedicated teaching time is to be given given to covering a wide range of topics.

To continuously promote health and wellbeing in school we have:

  • A full time Learning Mentor supporting children with a wide range of needs
  • A full time Sports and Play Leader
  • TADS support once a week on a Wednesday
  • Daily sports clubs at lunchtime and after school
  • An inter school sports partnership
  • Opportunities to learn about and discuss diversity
  • Lets Get Active week
  • E-safety learning and support
  • Regular wellbeing community circles

We also have two members of staff who are accredited in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Please find below some weblinks and resources which could be useful in general and during the coronavirus pandemic:

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads This link provides booklets and advice on a wide range of issues directly from CAMHS

https://youngminds.org.uk/ A great website supporting mental health for young people and their parents

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/coronavirus-parents-working-from-home/ Advice on how to manage children and working from home

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-parents-carers A wide variety of resources to support parents and children

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/7_Top_Tips_to_Support_Reading_at_Home.pdf Supporting reading at home

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_parents/Supporting_home_learning_routines_-_Planning_the_day.pdf Keeping a routine at home

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/videos/EEF_Supporting_daily_routines_during_school_closures.mp4 Short clip about the importance of routines

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/ Great website full of suggestions to help support happiness

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/ A wide range of information for adults and children around coronavirus

Click here for Barnsley Psychology Service Wellbeing Document