Mental Health & Wellbeing
NHS Mental Health Support
Specialist Community Advisors (SCAs)
Mental Health Resources
At Framework Federation we recognise that mental and physical health is a vitally important part of education and well-being for both children and adults.
Promoting a positive ethos and a sense of belonging for all members of the school community:
- A positive vision is developed across the Federation and both school communities.
- There is a strong care and respect agenda across both schools - everybody belongs.
- We have a strong culture of listening.
- We aim that all children feel safe, wanted and can aspire.
- We have strong partnerships with local clubs and activities out of hours.
- Assemblies focus on Mental Health, Staying Safe, British Values, Keeping Healthy and historic and present day role models.
Have clear and consistent policies which support teaching and learning and behaviour:
- Teaching and Learning Policy
- Maths Policy
- English Policy
- Computing Policy
- Science Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Forest Schools - which has a proven impact on improving mental and physical health, enjoyment and icnreading resilience.
Actively encourage positive relationships across the school community:
- There is a positive culture of respect across both schools
- Staff work together to support and challenge
- Children are all able to talk to adults within the school
- There is a sense of fun
Focus on staff training and well-being:
- There is an awareness of health, safety and welfare of staff
- There is professional and personal support for staff through our 'open door policy'
- There is a culture of staff supporting each other across both schools
- There is a no-blame culture in which staff can ask for help if needed
- Annual staff questionnaire to focus on health and well-being
- There is training and inductions for new staff
Work in partnership:
- There are strong partnerships between school and parents - we have a strong open door policy
- We have many parent and community volunteers who work within school
- We have strong links with the local communities - church services termly to which the community are invited, Year 6 children help at community events, the local Women's Institute visit Lea Primary School to teach the children to sew and knit
- Parents, staff and children are given an annual questionnaire and viewpoints are always taken into account
- Children are completing outdoor Club and Scout badges during Forest School sessions
- The Headteacher speaks to parents and builds relationships regularly at Open Mornings, Parents Evenings, Performances, events and each day where possible at the school gates
- Communication systems ensure consistency of approaches
- Mental Health 'tip of the week' is given on weekly newsletters
- There are strong partnerships with other schools in the Matlock cluster at all levels and with Holloway Playgroup
Listen to the child's voice:
- We have a very active School Council and Sports Council
- Children are often involved in the decision making process
- Children are encouraged to be independent learners - taking ownership of their own learning, knowing their own targets, what they need to do to improve and reviewing their own progress
- There is a culture that all children have a voice
Arrange teaching in groups to suit the individual needs of children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and adjust the curriculum to meet individual needs:
- We have an excellent Nurture Group and Nurture Lunch Club that children from both schools access and Lego Therapy
- Vulnerable children are assessed using the 'Boxall Profile'
- Children's individual needs are assessed and provision put in place accordingly, for example 'no cost' breakfast club and Forest Schools curriculum
- Adaptions are made to move with changing and emerging needs.
- A great active curriculum, getting children out and about, a huge emphasis on physical well-being, being active (including 'Mile a Day') and Forest Schools
Use the School Accessibility Plan to meet individual needs:
- There is a current School Accessibility Plan which is used when it is needed for adaptation of provision.