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Pupil Wellbeing

Pupil Wellbeing

At Boughton-under-Blean and Dunkirk Methodist Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive wellbeing is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play. 

At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                            
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.

Additional support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement. 

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.

Lead staff members:

Mrs Jo Cottenden- Deputy Head, Youth MHFA Trained, Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead

Laura Dellys- Family Liaison Officer, Youth MHFA trained, Registered member of the BACP


Mental Health First Aid 22nd January 2020

Mrs Cottenden had now completed her Youth Mental First Aid training. This now means that both Laura and Mrs Cottenden are fully trained.

#HelloYellow 10th October 2019

On Thursday 10th October we will all be wearing a yellow item of clothing to school to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The children will all be learning about ways to improve their wellbeing.

Children’s Wellbeing Week 2019– ‘Looking After Ourselves’

Monday 10th- Friday 14th June 2019

Boughton-under-Blean and Dunkirk Methodist Primary School are excited to be Championing our own Wellbeing week, in June 2019. The theme of the week will be ‘looking after ourselves’, focussing on ways we can all make small changes to increase our physical and mental wellbeing, who we have to talk to if we are not happy or worried and the opening of our Wellbeing Room, for every child to access.

When we have a positive view of ourselves it can help us to cope with life’s challenges, and recognising the different qualities of others can allow us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing.

Boughton–under–Blean & Dunkirk Primary School is committed to the principles and procedures of safeguarding pupils.

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