At Hadley Wood Primary School, 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
  • 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.  

Targeted support– For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as Nurture Group interventions led by our Learning Mentor.

CREW Week 2020

The first Hadley Wood CREW Week took place in February 2020. It was a roaring success! It was wonderful to watch the children grow in confidence and enjoy the range of activities they took part in throughout the course of the week.

The theme of CREW week was to focus on developing our children’s Creativity, Resilience, Engagement and Wellbeing as part of the school’s focus on developing the mental health and wellbeing of our children. Throughout the course of the week the children took part in a wide range of activities including:

Pilates workshops led by Mrs Nagy-Bhavsar throughout the course of the week. The children loved the opportunity to build core strength and muscle balance as well as develop their wellbeing.

Each class designed and then created their own healthy dish. In class, the children learned about the importance of a healthy, balanced diet in order to maintain their physical wellbeing.

To develop the children’s mental wellbeing, each class explored their feelings during PSHE lessons and took part in daily meditation sessions.

Throughout the week, the children learned about the importance of engagement and teamwork by taking part in lots of team games. A specialist company came and worked with the children to solve a ‘Mission Possible’ resilience and team building challenge as part of a whole-day mental health and resilience workshop.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 – Find Your Brave

Hadley Wood Primary School proudly supported Children’s Mental Health Week 2020.  We encouraged children, young people and adults to be brave. It’s all about #FindYourBrave

When we have a positive view of ourselves it can help us to cope with life’s challenges, and recognising the different qualities of others can allow us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing.

Useful links

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.