Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy
To view our policy click here
Our well-being focus 2021
This year we started the year by focussing on two texts: The suitcase by Chris Naylor Ballesteros and Felix After the Rain by Dunja Jogan.
We used these brilliant books to focus on emotions and the importance of talking to people and understanding their views. As part of this work, all of the children produced a piece of artwork inspired by the text.
In the video below, you can take a tour of our art gallery, as well as finding out about what we learnt from some of the children.
Social, Emotional & Mental Health
ACAMH have produced a podcast to help parents with children who are autistic please click on the link below to listen to the podcast.
Relax Kids have created a free Calm Pack for kids. Please find the link below:
COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Below is a link for Guidance for Parents/Carers and Educational Settings. It is a very challenging time at the moment and many people will be feeling anxious and uncertain.
Hagley Primary School is committed to supporting emotional wellbeing and has gained the Bronze Award in the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.
We are a Thrive Ambassador School, have four qualified mental health first aiders and several therapeutic play practitioners. Each year we support our children's return to school in September by enjoying an emotional wellbeing topic through West End Theatre in Schools.
Monitoring and Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students
“Every child needs to feel valued, involved and appreciated”
At Hagley Primary School we use a program called ‘Thrive’. Thrive helps staff prepare young people for life’s emotional ups and downs in partnership with parents, carers, families and other agencies. Thrive work goes on in all lessons and throughout the school day. Our children learn resilience in the challenges they face and with support, they are continually gaining many social and emotional skills that will undoubtedly compliment the academic progress they make.
The approach gives guidance on how to be, and what to do, with children’s differing behaviour. As a result, children become more self-assured and ready to engage with life and learning.
Based on neuroscience and attachment research, Thrive provides a targeted intervention. All practice is underpinned by Thrive-Online, an assessment tool and extensive action planning resource that charts progress and measures outcomes.
If you would like further information on Thrive please contact the SENCo, Mrs Claire Davis or the Lead Teaching Assistant for Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Mrs Kerry Baggott. They can be contacted on 01562 883280 or email@example.com
Click here to read our Thrive Booklet.
Click to view our SEMH Policy
To view books to support Wellbeing, please click here
The BBC have launched a great new website called "Tiny Happy People". It has lots of nice advice and videos for parents on how to support communication skills in young children. Click the icon below to access the website.
This is Jack the Pets As Therapy dog who visits our children on a Wednesday afternoon to listen to them read.
This is Bubble & Squeak our Thrive pets who live in our Thrive room and are on hand every day to help our chidren.