The well-being of our pupils is of vital importance to us at all times, and especially during the COVID-19 closure. We have found the following links to help keep our pupils safe online during these times:
· Thinkuknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
· Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
· Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
· LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
· Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
· Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
· UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)
Learning for well-being provides pupils with the skills and knowledge to be physically and mentally healthy and have the stamina to sustain work.
To enable pupils to be successful in their learning, our programme focuses on:
- Healthy eating, with the emphasis on fresh produce and a balanced diet. We recognise that some young people will require modified diets or have particular food preferences such as deconstructed pasta. Water and fresh fruit are available at morning and afternoon break times (Please note: We cater to all allergies, intolerances and medical requirements our pupils may suffer from).
- Expanding the range of foods that a young person will consume/eat, particularly working with the parents/carers of those individuals who have developed a restricted diet as a result of sensory or health difficulties.
- Working with pupils to compile individual exercise programmes to ensure regular movement breaks throughout the school day, with periods of focused physical exertion to assist them in maintaining a healthy body.
- Providing pupils with strategies for managing times of increased anxiety through the use of calming/relaxation strategies, enabling them to incorporate these as an element of their toolkit for learning, which will support their personal learning style.
Our school nurse supports the medical needs of all our pupils and provide training and support to our staff to ensure our pupils receive excellent care at all times.
Our nurse has a flexible approach and works hard to ensure excellent communication and support with all external agencies, including other health providers such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) hospital consultants, GPs, dietitians and other agencies as required.
Our nurse plays an active role in health promotion by taking lessons, leading assemblies, liaising with parents on pupil’s individual health concerns or simply being available to our pupils.