Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Marshwood CE Primary Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  

At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.

Additional support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.  

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https://mosaicfamilysupport.org/

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing or nurture groups.

Lead staff members:

Luke Owen: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead.

News

Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

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From 3-9 February 2020 we took part in  Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was Find your Brave. 

During the week children discovered that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Children found out that Finding your Brave can build your confidence, self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself. 

Staff and children talked about how life often throws challenges our way. Bravery isn’t about coping alone or holding things in. It’s about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself. 

We all have times when we need to Find our Brave

Around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. 

Useful links

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/about-the-week/

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its sixth year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Useful Documents

Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

Children and Young People With Anxiety - A Guide For Parents

Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Marshwood CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". Please follow this link to the amended 2021 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

We are open from Tuesday 2nd June for children who are eligible to return in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and those classed as vulnerable and children of critical workers. Please email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org for further information.

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02 Jul 2020

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