(MHWB) Mental Health and Wellbeing.
At Egerton Wellbeing is a school priority.
We have a 3 step tiered approach to support this area through.
1. Quality First Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum for all- PHSE Jigsaw Curriculum (Please see 'Curriculum Tab' for further information)
2. Targeted support - From our dedication ELSA - Mrs Lesley Davies (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) as well our Inclusion Team Teaching Assistants, who provided targeted work and support within lessons and small group focus sessions.
3. Wider Strategies - Led by Mrs Broadbent Wellbeing Lead (PHSE/RSE, SEND, Safeguarding, Safe and Happy). These strategies include guiding additional targeted support in school, referrals to other professionals and specialists, signposting to information and organisations that can provide parents and carers with guidance and support.
4. Bespoke Strategies - This approach is supported by Headteacher and teacher led assemblies, the work of our 'Safe and Happy' Ambassadors, the focus of our 'Wellbeing Action Team', information shared in our half term 'Wellbeing Newsletter' and the planned 'Egerton Bus Project', led by Mrs Hoooper, Headteacher, which aims to provide a place at school for our children and staff to undertake wellbeing activities and also a space whereby local groups can utilise this special space also, to support community wellbeing.
At Egerton Primary School, embedded with our PHSE Curriculum is an 'SEL' Social and Emotional Literacy Curriculum'. Please see under 'Curriculum' Tab link to PHSE. Our 'Safe and Happy' Ambassadors meet twice each half term also to support keeping safe and feeling happy.
The Wellbeing Team incorporate school leaders, school teachers, staff, parents, governors and members of our PTA. Please see Wellbeing Team Action Plan and Wellbeing Statement of Intent below. Our Wellbeing Policy can be found on our 'Policies Tab'
We have appointed a Wellbeing Lead (Mrs Elizabeth Broadbent). Mrs Broadbent is our trained senior mental health lead. This role supports our whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing with the aim of supporting the mental wellbeing of pupils, students and staff, and best use of resources. Mrs Broadbent also holds the role of SENDCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Curriculum Leads for PHSE/RSE, Designated Safeguarding Lead). These combined roles enable us to have a co-ordinated approach and bring together key areas that support pupil and staff wellbeing.
Sources of Guidance/Support
Children and young people
Chesire East Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People
Parent or child mental health, agencies:
- Cheshire Wirral Partnership (CWP)
- Just Drop In
- Cheshire East Clasp
- CEC OneYou
Mental Health Support for Families:
Parenting advice from child mental health experts
This app covers a range of areas that can support and guide parents:
Advice from Emotional Health Charities
Visyon is a charity that supports the emotional health of children, young people and their families
Family team advice. Parent webinars over Zoom which you watch live or watch recorded. Workshops for parents on lots of topics including children's sleep and transition to high school!
Please also see attached:
- Statement of Intent and Policy
- Wellbeing Team Action Plan
- Vysion Parent Flyers
- Cheshire One You Wellbeing