Mental Health and Well-being Team
Last year we sent out questionnaires to all the pupils in school. Part of the feedback was that some children asked for somebody to talk to other than the class teacher.
From this we developed our Mental Health First Aid Team. Mrs Altera, Mrs Callaghan, Mrs Holland and Mrs Pepper were then sent on mental health first aid training.
In school we have two boxes (one in KS1 and one in KS2) where the children can confidentially write and ask for help with different issues. The ladies then check the boxes each day and follow up any queries they find.
Children are monitored and worked with over longer periods of time depending on the need of the child. They may also be referred to our Learning mentor for more sessions.