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Our Wellbeing Vision

Vision for Wellbeing and Mental Health at Corsham Primary School

Corsham Primary School understands the importance of Wellbeing and is committed to promoting and supporting positive mental health and wellbeing in our whole school community.  We prioritise building a culture of trust where school staff and children feel valued, can be open about their health and wellbeing and know how to access support if they need it.

We do this through our aims:

Pupil Wellbeing aims:

  • Equip children to recognise and name their emotions and with the strategies to manage them
  • Ensure positive relationships between children and adults throughout the school
  • Have a designated wellbeing team that works to improve the pupil offer in school
  • Train staff to consistently build knowledge and skills and to improve practice. Training includes attachment and trauma, mental health awareness, restorative practice, nurture and positive language
  • Specialist Sand Tray and ELSA training and Mental Health First Aid
  • Provide opportunities for student voice to be heard through school council and class feedback
  • Designated pastoral and intervention teams working across school supporting staff and pupils
  • Offer personalised wellbeing sessions tailored for pupil need
  • Referrals to CAMHS/Behaviour Support and Other external services as needed

Staff Wellbeing aims:

  • Have a designated wellbeing team that works to improve the staff offer in school
  • Promote wellbeing awareness through training, communication and information
  • Provide access to trained mental health at work first-aiders
  • Develop positive, supportive relationships through improved line management structures, peer support and strong teams
  • Provide a comprehensive induction programme to support new staff
  • Provide a work free staff room and quiet space
  • Provide health and wellbeing workshops / sessions
  • Provide support for staff on a range of confidential personal or professional issues via an employee assistance package (SAS)
  • Provide a robust CPD offer across all staff teams

Family Wellbeing aims:

  • To become a community hub for parents and carers, so that they can support each other and request or access support for their child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing through school
  • Family Support Team who work alongside SLT and Inclusion Teams to improve the family offer in school
  • Build positive relationships with families and carers
  • Family workshops / training e.g. phonics, Triple P
  • Encourage family / carer voice through three yearly questionnaires, feedback and focus groups
  • Continued good communication between school and families
  • Provide a welcoming environment
  • The school ethos values families and carers
  • School development plan is shared with parents / carers
Wellbeing Award

As part of our ongoing commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community, we are delighted to be working on the Wellbeing Award for Schools, which is a year-long project to support our current provision and develop it further.

The Award is developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), and is intended to help schools prepare and equip themselves to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health across the whole-school community. NCB’s vision is an education system where good emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all schools, so that pupils, with the support of their teachers, can build confidence and flourish.

To find out more about the award, please follow these links.