Strong relationships are at the heart of all we do in line with our core value of Connection.
We have an established range of strategies to support children’s wellbeing from our whole-school PSHE (personal, social, health and emotional) lessons via ‘Lifewise’, our whole school ‘All of Us’ project at the start of each year, the relationships we build with individuals, restorative conversations, discussing emotions through Zones of Regulation, our small group intervention – Legoheads – and our play therapist for children needing 1:1 support.
Our Child Wellbeing Policy can be found here.Child Wellbeing and Mental Health Policy
Children in Years 3-6 take part in a wellbeing survey three times per year. This enables us to quickly identify children who aren’t thriving for any reason and put in place support to help them.
The survey is online with responses held on a secure platform, Bounce Together, shared just with our safeguarding team and the children’s class teacher. The questions asked are those from the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ) which can be found here.SSWQ
The SSWQ taps into five aspects of student subjective wellbeing that are centered around positive emotions, positive relationships, positive values or meaning, and positive performance:
- Joy of Learning (JL) refers to experiencing positive emotions and cognitions while engaged in learning tasks.
- School Connectedness (SC) refers to relating well to and feeling cared for by others at school (both peers and adults).
- Educational Purpose (EP) refers to valuing school and academic tasks as important and meaningful.
- Academic Efficacy (AE) refers to evaluating academic behaviors as effectively meeting school demands.
- Student Wellbeing (SW) is a composite of JL, SC, EP, and AE and refers to youths’ overall perception of their wellbeing at school.