Wellbeing at Oxbridge Lane Primary School

At Oxbridge Lane Primary School we support the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos model of respect and kindness, where each individual is valued.  At our school, we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support.  We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  

 

We promote a mentally healthy environment through:- 

 

  • Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging

  • Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making

  • Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements 

  • Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth

 

Our school offers pupils many opportunities to do physical and relaxing activities to promote positive wellbeing:

 

  • Dinner time games to play outside

  • Library open each lunch to borrow books to read

  • Home Learning Projects 

  • Themed Days 

  • Charity Days 

  • Residential visits

  • Educational day visits 

  • After school clubs

  • Wellbeing Wednesdays

  • No Screen Thursdays

 

 

 

Celebrate Success

 

Our school likes to celebrate the many successes that our children achieve: 

 

  • Social Media celebrates what is taking place. 

  • Displaying pupil’s work

  • Star of the week

  • Recognition Board

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Curriculum

 

The school follows the DfE guidelines for the teaching of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the following ways:- 

 

  • Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) scheme of work

  • Assemblies and theme days. 

  • Cosmic Yoga

  • Daily Mindful moments

  • Action for Happiness

 

 

Assessment Process of Pupil Wellbeing

 

Our school uses the Leuven Scales to identify the need of wellbeing in our pupils.  

All pupils complete a wellbeing survey each term and with this, staff identify the wellbeing of their pupils using the ‘Wellbeing Waves’ 

Support

Wave 3:

Wave 3 - will have specific support from the Inclusion Team and/or outside agencies such as:

  • Bungalow Project

  • CAHMs

  • School Educational Psychologist

  • School Nurse 

  • Family Support Worker 

Wave 2:

Wave 2: staff may provide short term intervention within a group from a member of the Inclusion Team.

Wave 1:

Wave 1 - continue to have quality first teaching of the curriculum described above.  

Interventions to support mental wellbeing

 

All teaching staff are Mental Health trained and form part of the Inclusion Team. Together with outside agencies, we provide appropriate interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing through:-

 

  • Draw and Talk Therapy

  • Counselling

  • Mentoring 

  • Self-esteem individual and group activities

  • Bereavement Counselling 

  • Lego therapy

 

The school values the support of parents by working in partnership with them to support their child.   If parents have a mental health concern about their child they are most welcome to discuss this with Mrs Amerigo  the Wellbeing Lead.  

 

 

Mental Health Concern For Yourself

 

If parents have a mental health concern about themselves they are most welcome to discuss this with Mrs Amerigo (Wellbeing Lead) or Mrs Butler (Early Help Advisor) who can signpost you to support agencies.