Pupil Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)

At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and all of our pupils. We will achieve this aim by using universal and whole school approaches as well as more specialised, targeted ones. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to try to recognise and respond to mental ill health and support this as best as we are able, either directly ourselves or by seeking resource and help from other professionals. In an average classroom, three children will be suffering from a diagnosable mental health issue.

By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies, strategies and procedures we aim to promote a safe and stable environment for all our pupils.

Through the above means, we will also support and help as best as we are able, through school policy and/or other professionals, those pupils who are affected directly and/or indirectly by mental ill health.