Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mrs Durham is our wellbeing lead and is currently training to be a Senior Mental Health Leader. Her year-long course involves a number of modules and coaching sessions with specialist tutors covering leadership, ethos and environment, staff development and interventions and impact.
Mrs Haw is also part of the wellbeing team; she has dedicated time over a couple of afternoons in the week to work with a small number of children. She has had invaluable support from Compass Phoenix (a service designed to support children with mild to moderate emotional wellbeing difficulties) in helping her to deliver specific 1:1 or small group sessions focused on self-regulation, anxiety, self-esteem and emotional literacy. In addition to this, she has had training from THRIVE in using the network to support emotional mental health. More recently, Mrs Haw completed a two-day course about ASK – suicide prevention training that specifically assesses risk in children.
Mrs Jobling is our Deputy SENDCO and Early Help leader. Over the months, she has been on a few courses including Unlocking Autism and Sensory Processing. Both courses were a great insight for supporting pupils and looking at what adaptations are needed to support individual needs. As an Early Help leader, Mrs Jobling provides early support to families at any stage of a child’s life when a problem or difficulty first arises. We will build on your family’s strengths and work with you to find solutions. If you feel you need Early Help support, then please make an appointment to see Mrs Jobling and Mrs Ball (SENDCO).
Support for children
Children can also receive advice and support from Childline (0800 1111) or download the ‘For Me’ app.
If you need help to support your child’s mental wellbeing, this list of online education resources for home education includes mental wellbeing resources which provide guidance on how to support the wellbeing of children and young people.