Wellbeing at Vicarage Park CE Primary School
- Kevin Moffatt- Subject Lead.
How will we achieve our Wellbeing vision?
Each academic year, during Summer terms 1 and 2 the roles of Wellbeing ambassadors is advertised and following a process of application and appointment ambassadors will receive training and guidance for their new role.
We have implemented the Wellbeing charter programme
Developed our own bespoke progression document which demonstrates our commitment to Wellbeing:
We are extremely proud to place the wellbeing of our whole school community high on our agenda. We acknowledge that issues around wellbeing and mental health are rising nationally. Therefore, in the school year 2021/2022, we began the process of implementing planned actions that will work towards the Wellbeing Charter Mark which will hopefully recognise our work and ethos, which aims to be embedded in everything we do.
We firmly believe that our ambassador roles will develop, nurture and support all pupils, developing confident lifelong learners that are ready for life in the 21st century.
Through Raising awareness:
To raise awareness of Wellbeing and Mental Health we:
- Promote the NHS 5 steps to wellbeing which are:
- Connect with other people. Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. ...
- Be physically active. Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. ...
- Learn new skills. ...
- Give to others. ...
- Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
- Appoint Wellbeing Ambassadors from Year 4 & 5 in the Summer Term of each academic year in preparation for the following Autumn Term so the children are in role and identifiable by all children at the beginning of the school year.
- Acknowledge and celebrate a number of nationally recognised events such “Wellbeing Week” and other Mental Health awareness events through a range of activities. During Wellbeing week 2022 saw Vicarage Park launch “Felix” our Wellbeing mascot, an animated character that all children are already very familiar with and can explain the purpose of Felix across the school.
- Enter wellbeing events and activities into Vicarage Voice publication.
- Have created an interactive school hall display which continues to be referred to in collective worship and other whole school gatherings and events.
- Implement a range of age appropriate activities to promote wellbeing across the academic year.
What do outcomes in Wellbeing look like?
- Students will have a sense of belonging and connection to school, to friends and the community
- Students will experience achievement and success
- Students are resilient, have the capacity to bounce back
- Students are socially and emotionally competent, are socially aware, have good relationship skills, are self-confident, are able to lead, self manage and are responsible decision-makers
- Students are physically active and lead healthy lifestyles
- Students are nurtured and cared for by teachers at school, have adults to turn to who grow their potential, celebrate their successes, discuss options and work through problems
- Students feel safe and secure at school, relationships are valued and expectations are clear
- Students are included, involved, engaged, invited to participate and make positive contributions
- Students understand their place in the world, are confident in their identity and are optimistic about the future.