Student Wellbeing

Supporting mental Health and Wellbeing at Chattenden Primary

Our vision is to build a School community where children, parents and staff feel safe, secure and welcome, and to provide opportunities for everyone to develop their confidence and self esteem, communication skills, understanding and empathy for others in an ethos of compassion and caring.

Anyone at any time may experience life challenges that require additional support, and we believe that we all have a role to play in looking after our own, and others mental health and wellbeing

If you feel that you, your child or someone in your family is struggling in any way, please contact Mrs Carpenter

Email:    carpn001@chattenden.medway.sch.uk      Mobile:    07759960811

Policies

The following school policies support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff at Chattenden Primary

  • Anti Bullying
  • Behaviour
  • Dance
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • Looked After Children
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Education
  • PSHE
  • Safeguarding
  • SEND

Our Core Values promote positive Mental Health and Wellbeing 

  • Encouraging perseverance and being the best we can be
  • Being honest and true to ourselves. Taking care of ourselves
  • Being encouraged to participate fully in school
  • Communicating how we feel to others
  • Encouraging kindness and empathy towards others and helping each other
  • Being active and useful
  • Learning every day
  • Being connected to our school community.

At Chattenden we are focusing on the NHS ‘5 ways to Wellbeing’

Connect with other people

·         Writing letters to family and friends

·         Family board games

·         Sharing mealtimes

·         Virtual calls

Be physically active

·         Dancing

·         Regular exercise

·         Bike riding, walking, running, yoga

·         Dance/fitness videos

·         Gardening

Learn new skills

·         Cooking

·         Playing a musical instrument

·         Hobbies

·         Art and crafts

·         Learning languages

·         Free courses

Give to others

·         Writing thank you letters

·         Encouraging kindness and politeness

·         Volunteering opportunities

·         Fundraising

·         Smile!

Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

·         Classroom breaks

·         Deep breathing

·         Yoga and meditation

·         Calming music

 

This term we will be focusing on a different area each week and completing whole school activities

Look out for information on Jotter and

School Newsletters and our Instagram page

How we support Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • School Council allows the pupils in school to have a voice
  • Gardening club is excellent for physical activity and supporting friendships as well as encouraging sharing and helping each other
  • PE, dance and the creative curriculum
  • 1:1 support for pastoral care
  • Small group work
  • Social and emotional work programmes
  • Circle time
  • Worry boxes
  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Wellbeing calls to families and pupils not in school
  • Information via newsletters, website and jotter
  • Celebrating individual and school successes
  • Praise postcards
  • Shout outs for pupils and staff via Instagram
  • Certificates and recognition for non academic achievements
  • SEN/pastoral support team

www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk   resources to boost wellbeing

www.twinkl.co.uk  thousands of worksheets and activities

www.place2be.org.uk   wellbeing activity ideas for schools

www.raring2go.co.uk

 

A Social Story about Coming Back to School

 

Some children can now come back to school.

The grown-ups in school have changed things to keep everyone safe.

This is ok.

I will try to follow the arrows in the corridors.  I will try to remember to wash my hands.

This is important.

The grown-ups in school will check that I am ok.

 

A Social Story about Coming Back to School

 

Schools have made some changes to keep everyone safe.

The grown-ups in school will tell me what those changes are and why they have been made.

If I am worried, I could ask a grown-up to help me.

It is ok to be worried.

Mum and dad will be pleased if I can tell them what changes I remember.

 

A Social Story about Social Distancing

 

Social distancing means we cannot get too close to people we do not live with.

This is to help keep people safe from Coronavirus.

The grown-ups in school have made some changes to make this easier for everyone.

Sometimes, people might forget about the two metres. 

This is ok.

The grown-ups might remind us about what we should be doing.

Events and news

We are looking forward to the return of all school children on Monday 8th March. Below are some top tips for preparing you and your child for the big day.