Bailiffe Bridge Junior & Infant School

Focused on the future

COVID-19 Resources for Families

During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that we are all looking after our mental health. Please use this link to find out about the support available to you in our local area and for more ideas of what to do during lockdown. Take care and stay safe.

Wellbeing Award for Schools     Image result for wellbeing award for schools logo    

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.

Wellbeing action plan

Wellbeing Club

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.

Tips for talking for Parents/Carers                                                                                                                                                          Image result for anna freud centre logo                        

Tips for Parents/Carers of Secondary Age Children

Active Playtimes

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.

Please use this link to find out more.

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 and we'll be in touch. Thank you.

Self-referral form

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.

EHWB - Spring 1 2019

EHWB - Spring 2 2019

EHWB - Summer 1 2019

EHWB - Autumn 1 2019

EHWB - Autumn 2 2019

EHWB - Spring 1 2020

Some useful websites

For more information about emotional health and wellbeing in schools in Calderdale and beyond, please use the following links:

Open minds     Image result for open minds calderdale logo

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.

Children's Mental Health Week   Image result for place2be logo

Education Support Partnership   Image result for education Support Partnership logo

Anna Freud Centre        Image result for anna freud centre logo