Our vision is to develop a school community where children can enjoy a welcoming, secure, happy and healthy environment, where all members can develop self-confidence, self-esteem, self-motivation, independence, compassion, tolerance and understanding of others.
At Wimbish Primary Academy, we support the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos model of respect and kindness, where everyone is valued.
At our school we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
We promote a mentally healthy environment through:
- Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging
- Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making.
- Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements
- Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others.
- Providing opportunities to reflect
- Access to appropriate support that meets their needs.
We have a play therapist and trained counsellor who works with pupils and families weekly.
The school follows the DfE guidelines for the teaching of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the following ways:-
- Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) scheme of work
- Mindful Movement and Yoga
- Assemblies and theme days
Assessment Process of Pupil Wellbeing
We use Zones of Regulation to support pupil mental wellbeing.
See policies for further information.
Interventions to support mental wellbeing
Staff from the Inclusion Team and outside agencies provide appropriate interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing: –
- Draw and Talk Therapy
- Self-esteem individual and group activities
- Bereavement Counselling
- Play therapy
Mental Health Concern For Your Child
The school values the support of parents by working in partnership with them to support their child. If parents have a mental health concern about their child they are most welcome to discuss this with Mrs Copper the Mental Health Lead (Nichola please confirm).
Mental Health Concern For Yourself
If parents have a mental health concern about themselves they are most welcome to discuss this with Mrs A Copper the Mental Health Lead (Please confirm) who can signpost you to support agencies.
5 Ways to Wellbeing – A short video about simple ways to improve our wellbeing (Rochford Borough Council)