Wellbeing Comes First
Children need to feel happy, secure and healthy before great learning takes place. A big part of ensuring this is the case is that we work hard to develop good working relationships between staff and children are strong and that the ethos of the school lends itself towards a good working atmosphere.
Our curriculum supports this aim too, developing self-esteem and confidence but also explicitly teaching children about how they can look after their own wellbeing.
Aspects of the curriculum such as ‘Taking Care’ (which develops protective behaviours) ensures children know how to identify for themselves when they are not feeling free of worries, or if they are feeling anxious, and empowers them to speak out. They also identify who they can talk to.
More on how our curriculum supports children’s wellbeing can be found in the ‘curriculum’ section of our website and on the wellbeing tab.
Movement breaks help children to feel refreshed and personalised plans for those find it a challenge to feel calm remove barriers to learning.
Our Child Protection, Behaviour and Anti-bullying policies are important to support our work to ensure children feel safe.