Well-being at Canterbury Cross Primary School
At Canterbury Cross Primary School, we aim to promote and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone in our school family (the children, staff, parents and carers). We know children’s mental health can affect their confidence and happiness and have an impact on their behaviour and outcomes.
Our role, in school, is to equip children, so they are able to manage their emotions and feelings during times of change and stress. It is important, to us, that the school is an open and safe environment for everyone.
We want all our pupils to flourish, and aim to do so by focusing on the following protective factors:
All children feel safe and valued at Canterbury Cross Primary.
They have a sense of belonging and develop as individuals.
Children can talk openly with trusted adults about their concerns, without feeling embarrassed or being judged.
Mental health and wellbeing is promoted across school and support is available for everyone who needs it.
Pupil Well-being Support
Mrs Raja is the Well-being Co-ordinator. She works closely with the School Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs James, and Special Education Needs Coordinator, Miss Smith, to develop well-being programmes for pupils who have been identified as needing support or those that have requested support.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Research shows there are five simple things you can do as part of your daily life – at school and at home – to build resilience, boost your wellbeing and lower your risk of developing mental health problems. These simple actions are known internationally as the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
Additional Support Services