Health and Wellbeing
“Our inclusive St Faith’s family strives to enable all to achieve their full potential and inspire a community of hope and friendship.
We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, respectful and flourishing learning community, where differences are celebrated and our genuine love and high expectations make a difference to all.”
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” (Oscar Romero)
The health, happiness 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 and our Staff Wellbeing Policy 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 ethos in school and strong relationships, also allow staff to express concerns in a confidential manner, while seeking advice and support if required.
in 2018 we started holding 'Health and Happiness' days each half term. 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. Since then we have held our 'Health and Happiness' days each half term, ranging from 'Marvellous Me Monday' to 'We are Wonderful Wednesday' and 'Feel Fabulous Friday!' The children have an amazing day, as they plan their own exciting activities, as well as taking part in whole school theme days!
The health, happiness and wellbeing of children, staff and our families is at the heart of all that we do.
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.
We have another trained ELSA in school, Miss Goldacre. Miss Goldacre works in our Nursery and supports the Early Years.
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 Moth and Cricket 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 email@example.com.
Please do get in touch if you would like to speak to Gemma about any nurture or wellbeing concerns. Thank you.
Wellbeing during the Pandemic
Please find below some links that might support you and your child with your mental health at home - especially during the difficult time that we are currently experiencing. If you need any further support, please contact the school immediately. Thank you.