Bailiffe Bridge Junior & Infant School

Bailiffe Bridge Junior & Infant School

Health & Well-being


At Bailiffe Bridge School we teach our children about the importance of being healthy and looking after themselves. This includes physical and emotional well-being.

Physical Health in School

All children participate in at least 2 hours of quality PE each week. This is supported by Miss Bennett - our outstanding Sports Premium specialist teacher. 

We run early morning fit clubs for our year 5 and 6 pupils every Monday - Thursday from 8.15 - 8.40am. Teachers lead these activities and a range of staff also participate in them. These sessions are lots of fun and are well attended.

A range of active extra-curricular activities is also on offer throughout the year. This currently includes karate and gymnastics.

Children participate in an annual health day promoted by the Calderdale Better Living team. Here they learn more about being healthy including; eating healthily, being active, the importance of sleep and how to better look after their teeth.

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Emotional Health in School

If children are unhappy or worried at school, they may not be able to concentrate fully on their learning. At Bailiffe Bridge School we ensure that children know they can talk to staff so that any worries don't become a barrier to learning. There is a talk box in the school hall that any child can put their name in to request 'time' to talk privately to an adult. Mrs Hey (Inclusion Support Manager) checks this box regularly and ensures that all children feel well supported.

'Choose to Cope'

'Choose to Cope' is a programme run by Mrs Hey to help children who may need a bit of extra care and attention to support their emotional well-being. The programme runs for 8 weeks and the participants meet weekly with Mrs Hey to discuss their worries/experiences and to share resolution strategies together. The overarching aim  is to help the children to build up resilience for the future.