Mental health and wellbeing

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, the Stormbreak movement programme, 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. We believe that promoting wellbeing is a key part of keeping children safe, helping them develop and flourish and have positive outcomes into adolescence and adulthood.

Everyone working at the Priory should know that they are loved and valued, and that safeguarding their wellbeing and mental health is a shared responsibility. We commit to placing wellbeing and mental health at the heart of our organisational decision-making and will also support staff to make positive choices for their own wellbeing. The Priory has signed up to the Department for Education’s ‘Education staff wellbeing charter’ as part of this commitment.