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:
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