In our school, our Christian vision shapes all we do to enable the whole school community to have the opportunity to flourish and live well together. We recognise that Mental Health and emotional wellbeing is just as important as our physical health. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils.
In addition to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, we aim to recognise and respond to need as it arises. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health and wellbeing policies and procedures, we can promote a safe and stable environment for pupils affected both directly, and indirectly by mental health and wellbeing issues.
At Newton on Trent we endeavour to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress. We aim to ensure that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.
At Newton on Trent, by giving the children opportunities to openly talk about mental health and have support in place, they will become a valued member of our school and community, allowing them to live well and flourish in their day to day life.
Teaching Mental Health at Newton on Trent
At Newton on Trent we take a whole school approach to positively support and teach the children of all ages the importance of good Mental Health and wellbeing. Our Christian vision is based upon each and every child at Newton becoming resilient, happy and successful in dealing when problem arise. This is achieved by all members of staff implementing regular teaching of promoting good Mental Health to enable the children to live well together, to flourish and feel valued in our school, alongside aiming high and enjoying the journey.
We do this by:
We support a mentally healthy environment by:
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs Bramman.