At Waddesdon Village Primary we are passionately committed to providing the very best for our children, our families and our staff. Teamwork and creating nurturing environment is crucial and underpins everything we do. Open and positive communication is key for us to help our children reach their full potential. We believe working together with the school and wider community is vital for all stakeholders to feel valued and involved in our common goal.
Through our school values we want all members of our community to:
Believe in themselves
Feel proud and recognise their achievement
Be resilient to challenges they may face
Have compassion for themselves and others
Feel comfortable and happy in their learning environment
Feel supported by the whole school community
What effective mental health intervention means to us?
Expectations of each other
Our aims are to remove the stigma around mental health and promote a safe environment, where our children feel they can discuss their emotions and feel equipped with coping strategies when necessary. We believe prevention and early intervention is key and the staff in our school are dedicated to implementing whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
At WVPS we follow a three stage approach:
As part of the curriculum
Daily emotional check in – Zones of Regulation
Ethos embedded throughout the school
Mental health ambassadors (break-times and lunchtimes)
Musical Fridays (lunch time music)
Quiet space with sensory toys
Wake and shake (KS1)
Worry monsters (KS1) Worry box (KS2)
Around the curriculum
Time to talk
Fidget/ stress toys
Outside of the curriculum
Family liaison officer
The 52 Lives ‘Kind School’ Pledge
We are extremely excited to be a 52 Lives Kind School!
As a 52 Lives Kind School, we pledge our commitment to encouraging a culture of kindness in our classrooms: including both kindness to ourselves and to others.
We understand kindness is a powerful agent for positive change, so the kindness demonstrated within our school will ripple out into our homes, the local community and ultimately the world.
We believe kindness is not just about single kind acts, but rather an attitude and approach to life that threads through everything we do and every interaction we have.
We understand the important role kindness plays in boosting children’s mental and physical health.
We believe that ‘Kind’ is the most important thing a person can be.
More information on the charity 52 Lives can be found on their website.