Policies

Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our aim is to promote positive mental health and well-being for our whole school community; pupils, staff, parents and carers, and recognise how important mental health and emotional well-being is to our lives in just the same way as physical health.

We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall well-being and can affect their learning and achievement.  Persistent mental health problems may lead to pupils having significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of those of the same age.

Our role in school is to ensure that they are able to manage times of change and stress, be resilient, are supported to reach their potential and access help when they need it.  We also have a role to ensure that pupils learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and where they can go if they need help and support.

In addition to children’s wellbeing, we recognise the importance of promoting staff mental health and wellbeing and we have a separate policy dedicated to this.

Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy 2024-2026 DRAFT