Wellbeing Award for Schools
In January 2019 we started working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools. This is an award written by the National Children's Bureau. It supports schools in identifying areas of strength and areas for development. More information...
Pupils, parents and staff completed baseline questionnaires during the December 2018. The analysis of this has provided a baseline for improving our provision for wellbeing for all our stakeholders. Take a look at our wellbeing action plan for further information.
Our Wellbeing Club meets every week under Miss Kolassa's guidance. They partake in a range of activities to support their wellbeing including mindfulness colouring, origami, movement and board games.
You're Never Too Young To Talk Mental Health
It's good to talk. There are a wealth of invaluable resources available to help you support your child with looking after their mental health. Try these for starters from the Anna Freud Centre.
We have worked hard to make our playtimes really active over the last few months. We know that being active is good for you but we also wanted to increase play provision, encourage problem solving and provide opportunities for children to make new friends. We're having a great time!
Choose to Cope
At Bailiffe Bridge School we run a programme called 'Choose to Cope' to support the emotional well-being of our children. This series of lessons enables children to develop personal resilience in order to rationalise their worries and concentrate on their learning. Recently, we were asked by the national publication 'Teach Primary' to review our 'Choose to Cope' work. We are very proud of this work.
If you think your child would benefit from being part of Choose to Cope or any of our EHWB interventions, please complete the self-referral form below and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch. Thank you.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHWB) Newsletters
Our Wellbeing working group decided at their December 2018 meeting that it would be a good idea to send out a EHWB newsletter each half term. Please use these links to find out more about the work completed in school to enhance the wellbeing of everyone in our school community.
Some useful websites
For more information about emotional health and wellbeing in schools in Calderdale and beyond, please use the following links:
Open Minds is a service for children and young people in Calderdale. They run a range of interventions to support the emotional health and wellbeing of our children. Currently they are running a Transition Support Project, supporting children in years 5 and 6 to manage the emotional impact of transition to high school. In addition, they have counselling services, healthy minds support, links with Barnado's Positive Identities and resilience building strategies.
You can contact them direct using this link or speak to Mrs Hey or Miss Proctor for more information.