The wellbeing of all our children, parents and staff is really important to us.
We provide lots of activites in school from groups and individual wellbeing sessions, gardening, yoga, bereavement counselling to drop-in sessions for times of need.
Our HeartSmart work also plays a vital role in use providing opportunities for children to talk about their feelings and reflecting on how they can look after themselves as well as others.
At St Paul’s we are committed to:
- Helping children to understand their emotions and feelings better.
- Helping the children to develop emotional resilience in order to manage setbacks.
- Helping children to feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries.
- Helping children socially to form and maintain relationships.
- Promoting self-esteem and ensuring children know that they are important and valued.
- Encouraging children to be proud and confident.
We offer different levels of support:
- Whole school support: To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and wider curriculum
- Additional support: For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
- Targeted support: For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups, friendship and self-esteem programmes.
How can we help?
As part of your child's support network within school, we can help with:
- punctuality & attendance.
- changes in behaviour.
- difficulties with developing and maintaining friendships.
- low self-esteem and confidence.
- settling in new children.
- supporting children on transition to their next class, key stage or secondary school.
- supporting parents/carers with routines and managing behaviour at home.
- point of contact for parents.
Mrs L Forrest – Emotional Wellbeing Lead / HLTA
Here at St Paul’s we are all committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils, parents, carers and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable at times and 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. My role within school is to monitor the emotional wellbeing of students and performed targeted interventions that allow children to excel socially, emotionally and academically ensuring they fulfil their full potential.
I am a trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), I have a Diploma in Mindfulness and Counselling and I have completed the Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme. My knowledge of mental health, mindfulness and counselling allows me to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. I lead tailored wellbeing support groups around themes such as anxiety, self-esteem and regulating emotions.
Mrs R Hughes - Learning Mentor
My role is to help support children and families in overcoming personal challenges and barriers to effective learning enabling children to engage and be ready to learn. The majority of my work falls within the area of social, behavioural and emotional aspects of learning and I actively promote, model and support all things in relation to emotional wellbeing.
I am trained in the Grief Recovery Method® which is a comprehensive Grief Recovery education with an evidence base to its positive impact. The Grief Recovery Method is an action plan that contains a series of small steps that when taken, in order, by the griever leads to the completion of all unresolved business linked to the loss. I can offer support and guidance to children, parents and carers who need support in relation to their loss.
What is a learning mentor?
My role is to work with children, parents, carers, teachers and other agencies on issues that may be affecting your child's learning and development. I work alongside school staff to ensure children, parents and carers are supported to the best of their ability.
During this unprecedented time, please find links below to some resources you might find useful during this period of home learning to support all the family.