At Grove Lea Primary we have always believed in a holistic approach when providing an education for your child. For the last 3 years we have provided the children with a mental health and wellbeing curriculum which has mainly been delivered through themed mornings each half term. For children to have the best possible chances they need to be safe and happy. It is that simple.
The importance of good mental health and well being has never been more important. Below we have listed some really useful websites for you access should you wish to or want to. We hope you find them useful.
Mental health and well being will be at the top of our curriculum agenda. If you ever have concerns over your child or someone close to them then I urge you to inform the class teacher so we can do our best for them in school. It is crucial we continue to build strong relationships with you as parents and us as a school.
I am fortunate to have already invested in training for my staff in mental health and wellbeing. We also have an Emotional, Literacy Support Advisor; Mrs Mac and Miss Litchfield the Learning Mentor who have access to further resources and programmes should we need it. I, myself completed my Masters last year in promoting mental health within the primary curriculum so please be reassured we will do everything we can to support you.
Families and young people are now able to self-refer to CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) through the single point of access (SPA) . You don’t need a GP or school to do this for you. The SPA number is 01977 735865, Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
If you need to ask any questions please do. This can be done using personal message on class dojo.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Team
Mental health and Well Being Lead: Mrs S Henshall
Special Educational Needs Coordinator: Mrs N Wilson
Learning Mentor: Miss E Litchfield
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant: Mrs J MaCloughlin
Named Governor: Mr J Garrick