At Perton Primary Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
At our school we promote a mentally healthy environment through:
- Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging
- Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making
- Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements in order to promote self-esteem
- Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others
- Providing opportunities to reflect
- Access to appropriate support that meets their needs
- Helping children to understand their emotions and feelings better and to feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- Helping children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.
The school follows the DfE guidelines for the teaching of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the following ways:
- Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) scheme of work
- Active Learning
- Go Noodle
- Assemblies and theme days
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the continued levels of restrictions in place across the UK, is an unprecedented situation that continues to affect our lives. During this time, our school will be offering support to all of its pupils whether they are in school or at home by participating in ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’.
Activities are sent out each Wednesday via Class Dojo to promote wellbeing for all.
Supporting your child at home during the Coronavirus:
If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health or wellbeing contact your class teacher, a member of our senior leadership team or Mrs Handley (Mental Health First Aider).
Useful links for parents: