At Hillborough Junior School, we believe that mental health and wellbeing is the basis for a happy and successful life at school and beyond. Wellbeing plays a key role in our school ethos, and shapes our policies and procedures implicitly and explicitly. We strive to improve the wellbeing of our students and staff in everything we do, seeking to build resilience, identify and monitor concerns, and support students and families who face challenges. By creating an environment that is both caring and challenging, encourages risk while permitting failure, and provides opportunities to step out of their comfort zone, we seek to develop resilience in our students. Alongside a varied curriculum, encouraging all our students to take part in activities such as music, drama, art and sports, allows them to gain experience from which we hope they learn, develop and grow as individuals. We also look to develop resilience through:
- PSHE lessons, in which we discuss topics such as choices, friendships and relationships.
- whole-school and year group assemblies, in which external experts speak to each year group several times a year on issues such as E Safety and social media.
- our Enrichment programme, which provides a carousel of activities including sessions on mindfulness, yoga, art, cooking to name but a few.
- Daily 10 minute Wellbeing/ Mindfulness session after lunch.
- THRIVE sessions run by staff trained THRIVE practitioners.
We are currently working towards our Wellbeing Award for School. Over the coming months, this section of our website will be further enhanced to support children and families to have positive mental health. If you have any questions or you would like to talk please contact our family workers.
Mental Health Letter for Parents
MH Leaflet for Parents - Anna Freud
Secondary School Parent Leaflet - Anna Freud
If you would like more information on how you can promote wellbeing in yourself, click on some of the logos below.