At the Sir Donald Bailey Academy we strongly believe that children need to be happy and emotionally secure in order for them to be able to learn. We have strategies in place to ensure that children in school have someone to talk to if they are feeling anxious or worried about anything. We are also able to access external support for children who are finding things difficult. In school we have ‘Time to talk’ which gives children the opportunity to have one to one support with a trained adult if they are feeling worried or just would like someone to talk to. These posters are displayed around school.
On 20th March we had a visit from a member of the Newark Mind team to talk to us about keeping our minds healthy.
Classes also all have systems to ensure that children can have time on their own with their teacher if something is worrying them or if they are feeling unhappy.
If children are still struggling to manage their feelings or emotions despite accessing support in school, we can refer to a range of support agencies. Some of these are listed below
We also give support to children in school such as managing emotions groups or anger management support.
We can access the children’s emotional well-being using an assessment system called PASS:
We can also assess their behaviour using an assessment called The Boxall Profile:
If you have any worries about your child’s emotional well-being and mental health, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff in school.