How do we look after your child’s wellbeing and promote positive mental health?...
At St. John's we have a passion to make a difference. We aim to increase awareness of mental health and wellbeing, embedding a culture of resilience, acceptance and understanding.
Every morning when the children come into school, they 'check-in' their emotions as part of their morning routine. If there are any sad, worried or negative emotions, your child will be spoken to by a trusted member of staff before breaktime at 10.30 am. Each class Check-In area is slightly different, and you can see a few pictured below. Names are blurred out for privacy.
We run a Worry Club in the Nest throughout the week. The children can access the club directly from the playground during their lunch break.
This allows our children to share their worries with a trusted and familiar adult in a safe and comfortable environment.
We are very fortunate to have two qualified ELSA's in our school.
An ELSA is a specialist with a wealth of experience working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists in our Local education authority. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally. They aim to remove the barriers to learning and have happy children in school and at home.
We can help your child with Loss and grief, self-esteem, social skills, emotions, friendship issues, relationships, anger management, behaviour, anxiety, bullying, conflict, and relaxation techniques.
Please speak to any staff member if you feel your child may benefit from some time with an ELSA.
For more information on how you can support mental health and wellbeing in your family, take a look at the following pages:
- Parenting Smart Place2Be
- Parent Support and Tips NSPCC
- Parents, Children and Young People Support MIND