Body, Mind and Soul
What we are doing?
Since the return from lockdown we have provided the following support for pupils and families:
- Return from lockdown wellbeing session for all Secondary pupils from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
- World Mental Health Awareness Day
- Provided pupils in Year 5 and above, and their parents, with information on Kooth, an online counselling service (see below)
- Provided all pupils with a mindfulness card
- Used Secondary tutor times to discuss matters of wellbeing and resilience
- Regular links shared through social media for pupils and their families to use to support their wellbeing
- Delivered wellbeing sessions to all Secondary year groups, covering a range of relevant issues
- Primary PSHE lessons during Term 1 focused on Zones of Regulations and understanding feelings
This is the schedule of wellbeing sessions for this academic year:
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
|Term 1||Friendships and self-esteem||Conflict management||Drugs and alcohol – peer pressure||Work/life balance and a healthy mindset for exams||Reframing negative thoughts|
|Term 2||Health Eating and Wellbeing||Facts and harms linked to alcohol and smoking||Healthy relationships, extremism and radicalisation||Healthy relationships, sexual health and facts about pregnancies||Healthy relationships, parenting and the impacts on wellbeing|
|Term 3||Diversity, prejudice and bullying||Wellbeing, identity and consent||Lifesaving skills including CPR||Maintaining mental and physical health||Healthy body – self-examination|
|Term 4||First Aid – basic treatment for common injuries||Gratitude, hope and the negativity bias||Building connections, loneliness and community||Healthy relationships – sexual harassment||Self-belief and the negativity bias|
|Term 5||We all have mental health||Dental health||Equality||Healthy mind and body – consequences of addiction||Mental Health First Aid|
|Term 6||Personal Hygiene||The online world and wellbeing||Healthy Mind||Heart health and defibrillator training|
Links to resources and websites that you might find helpful can be found here and there is lots more planned for this year.
- Pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically.
- Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement.
- The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn
- There is a positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.
Kooth is a safe, free and anonymous online support and counselling service. It is provided for young people aged 10 to 16 years old and is accessible through mobile, tablet or desktop. We have been able to provide this service to pupils over the past two years and is a popular and helpful tool for them to have access to during these challenging times.
'Today nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer.'National Childhood Obesity Strategy, HM Government 2016
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