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At Scotter School we understand the importance of good mental health and wellbeing. Children and adults alike get the most out of life and learning when they feel safe and happy.


What are we aiming to do?


There will often be challenging times in our lives and we wish to equip our children with skills, knowledge and understanding so that they can look after their mental health as well as their physical health. With this in mind, we have raised the profile of SEMH in school and are providing the children with lots of new strategies and ideas for labelling, understanding and managing their feelings.


We aim for all children to build resilience and learn strategies in order to cope with life's inevitable challenges and setbacks and to recognise and celebrate their successes and achievements.

How are we doing this?


All children at Scotter have access to:


  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)
  • Assessment for identification of significant needs
  • Transition support into new year groups and Key Stages.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students.
  • Yoga / Tai Chi
  • Opportunities to take part in calming/ mindfulness activities 


In addition to support from school wide policy and practice for


  • Anti-bullying
  • Behaviour
  • Child Protection
  • Educational Inclusion
  • Equal Oportunities
  • Safeguarding (including Extremism/Radicalisation)
  • Health and Safety 
  • Online Safety/ Social Media


Support for targeted groups may include:


  • Lunchtime club for vulnerable pupils
  • Transition support arrangements
  • Intervention groups (Lego Therapy, Sensory Circuits).



Targeted individual support may include:


  •  1:1  solution focused coaching
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
  • Outside agency input (eg. Educational Psychologist, Early Help Assessment, Healthy Minds and CAMHS).
  • Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Management





The Wheel of Well-being


Our mental health can be good or bad, in order to improve or maintain positive mental health, we can think about 6 different elements and getting a balance of these in our day to day lives.

Our Prefects and School Council members had four sessions of Mental Health First Aid Training

Once the mental first aid training was completed, we gathered to discuss what actions we want to take to support children in school.

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