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
Mrs Mo Serby
Assistant Head of School and Deputy Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding
Mrs Sharon Kelly
School Mental Health and Pastoral Lead
Mrs Helen Bailey
Staff Well-being Lead
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.
Across school are children all able to attend ‘Time to Talk’ Sessions. The initiative, led by Mrs Kelly, encourages children to open up about worries they may have, get something off their mind or simply have time to talk about themselves. Children can self-refer by putting their name in a one of the Time to Talk Boxes located around the school.
With support and training, our children our Upper Key Stage 2 Children are empowered to help each other in managing minor conflict. This approach, not only reinforces respect and positive behaviour, but also helps boost self-esteem and develops confidence. Adults are always supervising and will assist if needed.
Mrs Kelly leads the Peer Mediator and Befriender programme with children in Year 5 and Year 6. The mediators help to identify children struggling with friendships and social interaction. They provide support through talk and play.
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.
LEGO therapy is a skills based programme for children and young people who need support with social interaction and communication. It can help build children’s confidence and resilience.
In LEGO therapy sessions, children work together to build LEGO® models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.
Mrs Kelly leads sessions with groups of children from across school during lunchtimes. Sessions are engaging and fun.
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.
From 8th – 12th February 2021, we will be involved in projects and events to boost emotional and mental wellbeing.
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