Health and Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of the children, staff and our families is of great importance to us at St Faith's.
Staff presence at the beginning of the day and our open door policy allows parents and carers to approach the school with a query or concern before it becomes a problem.
Children are encouraged to talk to an adult with any concerns. This is reinforced by a Feelings Box, located centrally outside the Tree House, posters around the school saying 'It's Good to Talk' and active participation in health and wellbeing days.
Our 'Work Life Balance Charter' for staff ensures that staff feel valued and respected - and that the expectation is for all staff to look after themselves and their own health and wellbeing. Staff are also reminded about this throughout the term. Our 'Safe and Well' meetings each week also allow staff to express concerns in a confidential manner, while seeking advice and support if required.
This year we have started 'Health and Happiness' days. Our first one, 'Feel Fabulous Friday' was a huge success! The children chose their own activities, ranging from going to the park, baking and doing yoga! Everyone, including staff, could wear whatever they felt comfortable in.
The day ended with an inspirational surprise visit from Danny Cowley. Danny reinforced our message of the importance of resilience, perseverance and happiness! Staff were also told that they must have a proper lunch break - and go home early! It was a brilliant day!
Our next special day was 'Marvellous Me Monday' in March. Once again, the children had a marvellous day as they planned their own exciting activities!
We have continued to have 'Health and Happiness' days each half term.
Welcome to the Tree House!
Gemma Simpson is our Nurture Lead and ELSA specialist. Gemma works in the Tree House, which is our very special nurture haven in school. Gemma has a range of groups that she works with, including Armed Forces groups, Friends Programme groups, Young Carers and ELSA (friendship, self esteem, social skills) groups.
Gemma's room is accessible off the library in school. It is also accessible for parents directly, under the Year 1, canopy near the Tiger Moths and Grasshoppers classrooms. You are welcome to knock at the door and catch Gemma before or after school this way. Alternatively you can email Gemma directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do get in touch if you would like to speak to Gemma about any nurture or wellbeing concerns.Thank you.