What is emotional wellbeing and why is it so important?
The Department for Education (DFE) recognises that "in order to help their pupils succeed, schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy".
Here at Godmanchester Community Academy we adopt a whole school approach where all staff value and recognise the need to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in every child. We place great value on developing the whole child-academically, socially and emotionally. This reflects our school values of caring.
Caring: We care about all members of our community and ensure everyone's well-being and safety is paramount.
The skills needed throughout life can be taught and learnt at any age; all aspects of a child and young person's experience in and out of school, contribute to their personal and social development and, as a school, we feel it is important that we share that role with parents, carers and families.
All teachers are aware of and in tune to the emotional needs of their class with an acknowledgement that emotional times may happen for children for different reasons.
We have an Inclusion Worker, Gemma George, whom children may access for lots of different reasons but one of those is emotional wellbeing.
Also on staff we have a Specialist Teaching Assistant with experience with children who experience emotional difficulties and access to a qualified counsellor/ play therapist.
Our PSHE curriculum also covers emotional wellbeing which is divided into key areas.
Myself and my relationships
Beginning and belonging, Family and friends, My emotions
Healthy and safer lifestyles
My body and growing up, Keeping safe, Personal safety, Healthy lifestyles, Manging change, Manging risk.
If you feel you need support please contact the school office or Mrs Stanley.
PSHCE (Personal Social Health Citizanship Education)
Emotional wellbeing is important for children to learn productively.
Please find below some useful links for parents and carers.