Wellbeing is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and ability to manage stress. More generally, well-being is just feeling well.
At Sarratt C of E School, we strive to provide the highest quality of pastoral care. Children and adults are supported with physical and emotional well-being. Our caring and supportive environment enables our children to feel happy and safe from Reception all the way through to Year 6.
Our designated staff team and lead governor our dedicated to ensuring all members of our community are supported with emotional Health and wellbeing.
Mrs Nicola O’Hare
Head of School and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Mental Health
Mrs Mo Serby
Assistant Head of School and Deputy Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding
Mrs Mel Boda
Governor with responsibility for Mental Health and Well-being
Promoting well-being and positive mental health is woven into school life throughout the day. From a positive welcome at the school gates to valuing efforts and achievements through praise and encouragement in the classroom, we strive to make our environment the best it can be for our children.
We also offer more specialist and focused support to ensure all children feel valued and supported to become confident and respectful individuals who achieve their potential.
The Zones of Regulation is a programme designed to develop awareness of feelings, energy and alertness levels while exploring a variety of tools and strategies for regulation, prosocial skills, self-care, and overall wellness. This programme provides an easy way to think and talk about how we feel on the inside and sort these feelings into four colored Zones, all of which are expected in life. Once our feelings and zones are understood, we learn to use tools/strategies to manage our different Zones in order to meet goals like doing schoolwork or other tasks, managing big feelings, and healthy relationships with others. The simple, common language and visual structure of The Zones of Regulation helps make the complex skill of regulation more concrete for learners and those who support them.
Our Year 5 children are all trained to be Play Leaders. With training through the Rickmansworth Sports Partnership, they are equipped with the skills to organise games and activities for younger children on the playground and promote positive play.
Led by Watford FC Trust, Positive Minds is a ten-week award winning wellbeing programme delivered in primary schools across Hertfordshire to Year 6 pupils. The programme combines classroom and practical-based activities to engage and increase the awareness around the topic of mental health. The programme covers 10 different topics:
· Introduction to Mental Health
· Coping Strategies and Resilience
· Support Network and Positive Relationships
· Internet Safety & Social Media
· Body Image
· Emotional Literacy & Emotional regulation
· 5 Ways to Wellbeing & Lifestyle
· Body, Mind and Resilience
· Growth Mindset & Transitioning
· Talking about Mental Health
The overarching theme of the programme is to build effective and healthy coping strategies, to normalise conversations around mental health, improving overall understanding of mental health and to demonstrate where and who to go for help and support.
At Sarratt, we understand that some of our children may need access to more specialist support with mental health and well-being during their time at school.
The school offers this support through 1:1 counselling and play therapy sessions delivered by trained specialists in this field.
Our Personal, Social Health and Economic Education is centred on a values-based and ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, delivered through the SCARF programme. SCARF (which stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) promotes positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.
There’s a proven link between pupils’ health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) are critical to ensuring children are effective learners. The skills and attitudes they learn are important in unlocking pupils’ potential, helping to raise achievement and closing the gap in educational attainment.
SCARF provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially.
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Feeling Good Week is a Hertfordshire-wide event that encourages schools and the wider community to promote children and young people’s emotional wellbeing by raising awareness of mental health and showing where support can be accessed within the community.
Our school works closely with The Kings Langley Partnership Student and Family Support Partnership. The partnership, led by Rosemary Inskipp, allows the school greater access to a wider range of support services.
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If you would like support with any issue, school or home related, please get in touch with a member of the team by email or phone via the school office.
Childline telephone number: 0800 1111