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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

At our school we actively promote health and wellbeing for both our staff and children and have signed up to the government's Wellbeing Charter. We have a named Wellbeing Team in school consisting of two trained mental health first aiders, a named wellbeing governor and the headteacher. Their role is to support staff and children with wellbeing on a daily basis, monitor and promote wellbeing across the school and ensure that the Wellbeing policies for staff and children are being implemented and followed. Health and wellbeing are taught to children throughout the curriculum and also embedded in our daily routines and practice. We know that only happy, healthy children can be ‘the best that they can be’.

Health

Healthy lifestyles are taught to children through our Science, PSHE, DT and PE curriculums. Whilst in school children follow healthy lifestyle choices as part of our school ethos to create a safe and healthy learning environment. As members of the free fruit scheme children throughout school and nursery have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables each day. They also have access to fresh water from their water bottle. Children in school run the track every day as well as having a morning and lunchtime play outside. Early Years children have access to outdoors throughout their continuous provision sessions. Handwashing and dental health are taught specifically in Early Years supported by visiting professionals like the school nurse. We actively encourage children to engage in out of school physical activities by celebrating their achievements in assembly time as well as inviting specialists to run after school clubs.

Health and Wellbeing at Our School

Wellbeing

It is widely recognised that a child’s health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. We take the view that positive mental health is our collaborative responsibility and that we all have a role to play. Every year we take part in mental health awareness week where children engage in planned activities to support their mental health. Examples of activities often include mindfulness breathing, yoga, simple hand massage, art therapy or visits from therapy dogs. Each class has their own 'Worry Monster' where children can post notes which express their concerns or worries. Teaching staff often address these worries through circle time activities or PSHE lessons. Our safeguarding posters throughout school encourage children to talk to adults in school and highlight members of staff who can support them.

Please read our Children’s Wellbeing policy below for more information and links for further support. Contact school if you have any concerns around your child’s health or wellbeing.

COVID-19 Information

What you need to know:

  • Ensure you are aware of the NHS definition of symptoms
  • Use the detailed links for the most up to date information
  • Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns at any time.  The best way to do this is to email the school office.

Children should not attend school if they have a high temperature and are unwell.  Children and young people who have a positive test result for COVID-19 should not attend school or nursery for the three days after the test.

Children with mild symptoms of a cold, such as runny nose, who are otherwise well can continue to attend their setting.  For further information, please follow the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19#symptoms-of-respiratory-infections-including-covid-19?utm_source=07%20April%202022%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

Footsteps

Footsteps are a registered charity who aim to provide support to family members or indeed anyone who is affected by somebody else’s substance misuse.

www.footstepsforfamilies.org.uk 

Well-being Support Material

ChatHealth Text Support Service for Parents, Carers and Teens

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is beginning the roll out of a new secure text messaging service for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years old, enabling them to get timely and trusted health advice from a health professional (a Health Visitor or School Nurse).

As our lives have changed over the last few months due to coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for young people’s families to have easy access to support, particularly in the absence of face to face interaction.

The service (which is available in Warrington, Halton and Oldham) does not aim to replace face to face contacts, rather increase choice for service users about how they access advice from a health professional and provides a new line of communication as face to face contact is reduced. 

The ChatHealth text number will operate Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours during this period. Outside these hours, service users will receive a ‘bounce back’ text message indicating that they will receive a response when the line re-opens. Of course, ChatHealth is not an emergency service, and accordingly parents will be instructed to follow usual advice in seeking urgent medical attention. 

The text numbers for Warrington are:

·     11 - 19 Young People's Service – 07507 330101

·     0 - 5 Parents' Service – 07507 327981

·     5 - 19 Parents' Service – 07480 635994

  Or visit chathealth.nhs.uk to start a chat

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