At the Priory, we recognise that strong mental health is just as important as physical health. We take a coordinated and evidence-informed approach to promote good mental health and wellbeing for all staff, pupils and their families in our school community. Our programme is made up of a robust mental health curriculum, including Relax Kids sessions for all pupils, staff training and support as well as clear signposting for children and families. Partnership is key, and we will seek advice and support from mental health experts when needed. Promoting wellbeing is a key part of keeping children safe, helping them develop and flourish and have positive outcomes into adolescence and adulthood.
Pupils – Any child in the school can ask to speak to Mrs Fidge (Deputy Head – pastoral/senior mental health lead) or Mrs Poulter (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) if they have a problem or a worry at school or at home. They can also use the ‘What I’d like my teacher to know’ box in their classroom and/or talk to their teacher or teaching assistant directly.
Parents/carers – if you have a concern about your child’s mental health or wellbeing then you can phone the school, speak to your child’s class teacher or make an appointment to see Mrs Fidge via the school office. Please call the School office on 01202 484105 or email email@example.com.