A happy child is a learning child
We are passionate about pupils developing a growth mindset and encouraging them to think, understand and explore both with their academic studies and with their emotions.
This philosophy is integrated into every lesson as well as dedicated wellbeing lessons in years one to six and through thought provoking RSHE lessons. Alongside this, our life coaching sessions, available from year 5 and part of the curriculum in year 7, helps our pupils to feel assured, confident, content and focussed on what they want and knowing how to achieve this, whilst recognising everyone has their unique style and should be celebrated. For those needing a little more guidance we have a school counsellor who is in each Monday providing extra support.
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open
Technology has certainly had its impact on the pupils we now teach, and it is important we teach them how to be safe on line with e-safety being taught from an early age. However, it is important to reflect on the impact too much technology has on the pupils, and it is important we cultivate a culture of talking face to face. – this goes for parents too!
Why do we do it?
The importance of children’s mental health and wellbeing is better known now more than ever. Statistics show that one in every ten children have a diagnosed mental health condition. Nationally on average that is three in every classroom and those are just the children who have received a diagnosis. Also, only one in five children get the help they need. So, the focus on having a good ‘mental health’ is incredibly important in equipping the next generation with the ‘tools’ to tackle life!