We have an important role to play in supporting the mental health and well-being of our learners. Mental health problems can be an indicator that a child has suffered or is at risk of harm. We have clear systems and processes in place for identifying possible mental health problems, seek advice from external agencies where appropriate and have clear referral and accountability systems. We aim to ensure that our Jigsaw PSHE and RSE curriculum is relevant to children living in today’s world and will help them understand and be equipped to deal with mental health, bullying and internet safety. We have a Senior Mental Health Lead identified in school and Adult and Children’s Mental Health First Aiders trained in school who will be a first port of call for children, staff and parents wishing to discuss mental health and wellbeing; the school Mental Health First Aider can signpost external agencies who can offer more specialist support if necessary.

From this page you can connect to advice and support that you may find helpful in understanding your child’s development, their mental health and their behaviour. Please look to the menu on the right –

We also have some helpful tips for parents to help their children cope with change, which is helpful with transition periods:

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Learning Mentor if you feel that you or your child needs help and support in these areas.

Lynn Hateley – Learning Mentor and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Working pattern: Monday to Friday