Well-being

What is well-being?
Health and well-being is not a single subject or class. It is organised into six areas:

  • mental
  • emotional
  • social and physical well-being;planning for choices and changes
  • physical education and sport;food and health
  • substance education
  • relationship education.

What do we want?
We want all children and young people to be able to develop positive relationships and learn about health and well-being to ensure they acquire skills to live healthy,happy lives

What are our well-being aims?
At Hetton Lyons Primary School we are committed to promoting resilience and positive well-being for all of our pupils and staff. We recognise well-being as a state of being comfortable, happy and healthy. We view mental health as being the responsibility of everyone, across the whole school community. We will strive to create an environment which has a whole school approach. We aim to provide excellent mental health support, understanding and intervention. We will put well-being at the heart of our school to ensure successful learning .

How does the wider curriculum support well-being?
Our curriculum has planned opportunities to teach well- being as well as aspects that go through everything that we do in school. Mrs Robinson is the lead member of staff for social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of the curriculum. This includes ensuring that pupil voice is an important part of all decisions that are made.

What is SUMO?
STOP, UNDERSTAND, MOVE ON. This is  the main programme we use in school as part of our universal support. It provides every child in school with a series of lessons that facilitate well being,self esteem, empathy, goal setting, positive behaviour as well as developing creative thinking and learning. 

How do we decide on the support children need?
Stage 1- Universal Support
This stage will meet the needs of the majority of pupils through our relationships,ethos and wider curriculum. It will include programmes such as SUMO and policies and schemes of work such as Sex and Relationship Education.

Stage 2- Additional Support
This stage is for pupils who have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as a family illness or bereavement.

Stage 3- Targeted Support
This stage is for pupils who need more differentiated support or resources or targeted interventions such as well being groups, mentoring or referral to wider professionals.

Who is the lead member of staff?
We have a number of staff who are trained to lead aspects of Well-being in school. These members of staff have attended accredited courses and lead the programmes in school. All staff in school have attended training on attachment and trauma in children.

How do I access the programmes for my child?
If you would like your child to attend one of the programmes, please contact Miss Wilson to discuss the programme you think is appropriate. School staff may also recommend your child to a programme. When this happens Miss Wilson will contact you.

Are there any programmes for parents?
Mrs Wardle has attended training for parents and is available for parents to speak too. We can also refer parents to parenting courses through the Early Help Service or CAMHS.

Worry Time - Miss Stevens
Chill out and Chat - Miss Stevens
Friends Programme - Miss Simpson
The Elsa Programme - Miss Stevens

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