Mental Health and Wellbeing
At HPS our aim is to care for and develop the whole child educationally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically. As well as caring for their education we also care for their mental health and wellbeing and feel that it is essential to provide children with information to enable them to make life long, well informed decisions about their diet, physical health and mental health.
Looking after our emotional wellbeing and mental health
What do we do at Hornton Primary School to support children’s emotional well-being and mental health?
- HPS is committed to creating a happy, caring and supportive environment. As well as a learning environment, the school ensures there is a positive, supportive and inclusive ethos where children can thrive and achieve their personal best.
- Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a central to the curriculum across the whole school. PSHE assists pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world, manage transitions and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.
- The concepts covered in PSHE include identity, managing feelings and emotions, relationships, change, resilience and being healthy, which includes physical, emotional and social well-being.
- Within the National Curriculum, every child has a minimum of two hours of physical education each week. This is taught by our experienced PE Teacher, Mr Mawn, alongside our teachers. Many take part in inter-school sporting competitions outside of regular PE and sports coaching within curriculum time.
- We promote healthy eating throughout the school.
- To support children’s social and emotional development, and their well-being we offer an extensive range of after-school clubs - all with a view to increasing the range of experiences that children have, enabling them to make informed choices for adult life.Activities are designed to be fun and cater for a wide variety of interests.
- We monitor our disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
- The school is committed to gaining a fuller understanding of mental health and supporting the needs of identified children.
- All staff are trained in supporting children’s well-being and ‘Developing Practices around Mental Health and Well-being’ will continue as a school improvement focus for the next academic year.
- As a school, we have and continue to access outside help and support for pupils when required.