Wellbeing at Acocks Green Primary School
Our vision for promoting wellbeing at Acocks Green Primary School is clear and simple:
Everybody valued; everybody nurtured; everybody happy.
We aim to achieve this at all levels, through teaching the children, training the staff, involving our parents in the vision and having a whole school approach to the importance of healthy bodies, healthy minds, acts of kindness and happiness for all. We talk to the children in school about mental health through all aspects of our curriculum, but particularly through assembly, story time, PE and wellbeing sessions. Our children understand that we all have mental health and that, just like physical health, sometimes we can feel fantastic, but other times we might not feel so good. They understand and accept that we all have times when we don’t feel good about things and that to have someone that we can talk to can make all the difference. We repeat this message at regular intervals, at all levels, from the Headteacher, governors and wellbeing leads (Mrs Liversidge - Deputy Headteacher and Miss Ahmed - Year 2 class teacher), right the way through school with our pupil and staff Wellbeing Champions. Our staff understand that it is crucial that we all share this message – and use it for ourselves too.
We are really proud to hold the Wellbeing Award for Schools which is testament to the way we have shaped our curriculum. We are in the process of renewing the award and will update our school community with the progress between now and June 2023.
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You can contact any of us at school if you are concerned about your child’s, or your own, mental health.
Mrs Liversidge (Deputy Headteacher) is our named mental health first aider and Senior Mental Health leader in school.
Below are some weblinks that will help to point you in the right direction if you are concerned about your child’s mental health, regardless of their age, out of school hours:
Below are some useful websites for further information linked to general wellbeing and relaxation - for all the family!
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