At Freeman's Endowed CE Junior Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils and staff and recognise that everyone experiences life challenges that at times can make us vulnerable and in need of 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 through developing good emotional literacy skills
- support children to feel comfortable to share any concerns or worries they might have
- use Personal Social and Health Education lessons to support children in their understanding of the different relationships they might have
- provide guidance for individuals to develop their social skills in order that they can form and maintain healthy relationships
- promote self-esteem and ensure that all children know that they matter
- encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
- help children to become emotionally resilient and manage setbacks by teaching them how to develop a growth mind-set
- support children to become independent in an environment where it is okay to make mistakes, knowing that this leads to new learning
Every child's mental health is important at Freeman's and this is why we have adopted the Thrive approach in our setting.
To find out more about Thrive, please visit: https://www.thriveapproach.com/