At Sinnington Community Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. 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 responsibility and that we all have a role to play.
At our school, 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 in order to promote self-esteem
- 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
- Helping children to understand their emotions and feelings better and to feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- Helping children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
- buddy/mentor system
Wake-up Wednesday Playground session:
Each Wednesday morning we hold a whole school Wake-Up Wednesday focusing on wellbeing and keeping healthy. This is led by our Sports Specialist and sessions include: Team games, exercise, healthy mind and healthy hearts and turn taking.
Our Whole school assemblies focus on our School and Behaviour Values. We also cover and discuss topics on Wellbeing such as:
Appreciation, gratitude, friendships, online safety, wellbeing strategies and self -esteem, and Mental Health.
Every break and lunch time, children have the opportunity to take timeout in the Sinnington Snug where they can chat with friends, play board games and garden games or read a book in the comfort of a range of benches and bean bags.
Identified children attend weekly Nurture groups run by our Assistant SEDNCo. These sessions include: managing our emotions, a healthy mind, wellbeing and self-esteem strategies, turn taking and friendships.
Children also have the opportunity to help the Eco-Warriors in the school growing area - planting, weeding and managing the environment effectively.