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Wellbeing for Children 

Putting wellbeing in the heart of overall school culture.


At South Hill School, we take a whole school approach to promoting positive Mental Health and Wellbeing. Our aim is to help the whole school community to become competent and resilient learners, who can build and sustain relationships with their peers and use the knowledge gained in school to develop their skills and understand of how to promote and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing now and in later life.



School culture.

Engaging in mentally healthy movement breaks through the Daily Mile or dancing to Go Noodle.

· Engaging in mindfulness breaks such as “Stop and Sit”.

· Helping children to develop safety through our Road Safety workshops and E-Safety learning.

· Using the Zones of Regulation for the children to recognise, name and manage their emotions.

· Friendship benches.

Pastoral Support.

· Identifying and tailoring individual support to meet children Mental Health challenges. Our multifaceted support network includes; school counsellor, play therapist, support worker, drawing and talking therapy, school nurse, dog therapy and SENCO.

· A Nurture club is available to children who need extra social and emotional support at lunchtime.

· Assemblies on Anti-bullying, Feeling Good Week, Mental Health Week and promotion of Friendships.

· Every class has a worry box or monster in their classroom.

· Termly Wellbeing Newsletters.

Wow Days/Activities/Experiences.

· Annual activities – International Day, Mental Health Week.

· Specialist: Music and Forest School.

· Extra-curricular activities; Rock Steady, Magical Maths, Homework Club, Street Dance, Year 1 girls football club, boys/girls football club, Netball club and Choir.

Social Relationships.

· Helping children to develop social relationships through our Reception/Year 6 buddies and our bespoke weekly PSHE lesson.

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Our Play Therapist - Claire

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