At Burnham Copse Primary School we recognise that a person’s mental health and overall wellbeing can affect their learning and achievement and therefore are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of everyone in our school community. We pride ourselves on being a nurturing school where all children can feel safe, happy and have a strong sense of belonging.
We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. Therefore, a key aspect of our role in school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, and that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what can affect their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.
Positive wellbeing is promoted through the curriculum in PSHE (Physical, Social, Health, and Economic Education) lessons, and through more targeted support provided by the Wellbeing team.
Mrs Vatcher – Head of Wellbeing, is a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), EFA (Emotional First Aider) and THRIVE practitioner.
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Parent support leaflet
A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.
Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools and parents understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.
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