Chetwynd's approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Chetwynd Junior School we work towards positive Emotional Health and Wellbeing in the whole of our school community for adults as well as children. We have an identified “front line role in protecting children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.”
Chetwynd has developed a Wellbeing team that works with pupils, parents and staff to ensure pupils mental health and Wellbeing is identified and promoted throughout school. The team helps to raise awareness of social, emotional and the mental health needs of the pupils or families within the school. This is achieved through weekly meetings that are focused on continually reviewing the work taking place with groups or individuals.
The team are the Deputy Head (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pupil Premium Champion), SENDCO (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Children Looked After and Previously Looked After Children) and also the Wellbeing Mentor (Parent Support Advisor). All of the team are Early Help trained and use this as a key tool within the work of the school to support children and their families. The team are supported by a named Governor who attends meetings and offers advice. The team also works closely with the Headteacher who oversees provision of the children and provides supervised support for the team.