Through the initiative we are able to build academic, social and emotional resilience in students and help them to improve their individual coping skills. We are achieving this by further developing knowledge and skills of our staff so that they are more confident and feel more able to support students and their families.
Our staff work closely with our wellbeing practitioner to strengthen their knowledge of children’s wellbeing and mental health. They have received training focusing on emotional regulation and effective ways to respond to varying degrees of mental health. Teachers meet regularly to discuss advice on when to access different pathways to professionals as well as to share what is working well in their classrooms.
Our wellbeing practitioner works closely with our children and families too. In Key Stage Two we have Wellbeing Ambassadors, pupils who work with our wellbeing practitioner to represent the student voice at Shacklewell. They have created a ‘Zen Zone’ to provide a space for children to use throughout the day as wellbeing space. We also run workshops and coffee mornings for our parents as a way to provide advice and support in ways to help at home.
If you would like further information and support regarding children’s wellbeing and mental health then you can follow the links below: