At Surrey Square, our curriculum is driven by purposeful outcomes, is relevant to each and every child and is expansive beyond the national curriculum so that our children will know more, do more and BE more!
Mental and physical wellbeing is a fundamental foundation for all to thrive
Wellbeing gives us tools to flourish and build resilience
Being in a mentally positive state enables us to develop self-confidence, self-efficacy and build and maintain positive relationships with others
To teach skills, knowledge and understanding so that all are able to keep themselves and others physically and mentally healthy and safe
Our teaching approach
Specific interventions and support
Journaling is timetabled twice a week so that all children have the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings and ask for support if needed. In EYFS, children are encouraged to explore the basic emotions to identify how they are feeling each day when coming into school.
A wellbeing strategy is taught to children every week so that children learn a variety of tools and techniques to keep their wellbeing in a good place.
Wellbeing and anxiety surveys are carried out termly so that appropriate support is planned and put in place for children who need it
Themed weeks are planned throughout the year to raise awareness and further explore mental health e.g. Place2Be children’s mental health week
All children in year 4 complete the CUES-Ed programme, identifying and learning about mental health adn how to keep brinas healthy
Specific provisions and interventions are identified for individual and groups of children e.g. Mentivity, ChanceUK to support their wellbeing and exploring SSQ core values
Joytime is timetabled weekly to promote and develop positive relationships with other children and adults.
Every term there is a Golden week where staff are encouraged to prioritise their own wellbeing as there are no meetings before or after school, additional tea breaks, staff breakfast, staff social etc
Wellbeing surveys are carried out termly and both individual and group feedback is given
Coaching/1:1s are carried out regularly with all teaching staff and if requested by support staff
There is an easily accessible Employee Assistance programme that all staff have access to
Regular staff training on wellbeing and mental health
Wellbeing surveys are carried out termly and advice, referrals and support is identified where appropriate
The school has a Family and community co-ordinator to advise and support families about issues that are not class related e.g. housing, wellbeing, parenting, immigration etc
Termly coffee mornings e.g. ASD, Spanish speaking
Themed weeks and events e.g. MHAW and daily mile, Night of the Museum
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