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Mental Health and Well-being

At Wavendon Gate 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 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.

 

Additonal 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 well-being groups or personal mentors.

 

Learning Mentors

 

Amanda Dewhirst - Pupil premium

Ruth Kok - Behaviour

Debbie Rogers - Attendance

 

Our learning mentors main focus, is to make sure every pupil in the school is happy. They work closely with pupils, parents, families and staff to and tailoring their support to meet the needs of that pupil. We all know of the link between learning and wellbeing. She have the right to be happy and we are here to do everything we can to make sure they thrive not only at school but at home. The learning mentors all work closely with parents and are available daily if you have any concerns or would just like some advice. If they can't help you, they will certainly know of someone who can. 

 

In addition to wellbeing, the learning mentors each have a focus. If you would like to talk about pupil premium then please see Mrs Dewhirst. She monitors all children that receive pupil premium funding to make sure we are providing for all their needs and they are making good progress. Mrs Kok looks after our behaviour at school. She is available at the school gate every morning and evening (apart from Friday). Please stop and speak to her if you have any concerns. Mrs Rogers focuses on attendance. It is very important that pupils are in school so they are learning. If we have any issues around attendance, Mrs Rogers or the Headteacher may speak to you. We are here to work with you and want to discuss any difficulties you are having as we could have the answers.  

 

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