Schools have an important role to play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils, by developing approaches personalised to the particular needs of their pupils. All schools are under a statutory duty to promote the welfare of their pupils, which includes: preventing impairment of children's health or development, and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Full details are set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance.
As the graphic here shows, some children may need more building blocks than others. Our dedicated team of staff work hard to identify each of these building blocks for each child in our care. This could be knowing that someone is holding them in mind, showing them what success looks like or helping them manage their feelings.
At Lee Brigg Infant & Nursery School the subject of Mental Health is approached and led in the same way as any other subject in the curriculum. Staff teach about good physical and mental health, healthy relationships and how to stay safe on and offline. We add to this managing feelings, problem solving and resilience.