Wellbeing and Pastoral Support
At St. Peter's, we believe that the well-being and mental health of our children is of significant importance. We feel that by promoting healthy minds and providing the children opportunities to explore themselves creatively will improve their emotion resilience when faced with challenging tasks. However, some of children require more time and support to develop these skills.
Please read out mental health policy below that details how we will support your child’s mental health whilst attending our school.
Nurture at St. Peter's
At St. Peter's, we have recently created our nurture environment. This is a dedicated space so that children with mental health or well-being needs can visit. This space is where we support children to learn or be refreshed in how they expressive themselves in a calm and well-structured way. This might be calming activities for example meditation or mindful art. This might be sitting together and eating sensibly whilst focusing on the skill of sharing. We pride ourselves on our nurture environment with children visiting this space daily.
We have a dedicated nurture provision that is deployed for up to 6 weeks in a block. This will be for children that are new to our school or going through periods of extreme stress. This means they would be learning in a small group with support staff trained in mental health and well-being strategies.