At Flushdyke, we are passionate in our belief that school should be a place where everyone can have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being, whether that be as a pupil, member of staff or as a parent.
Our aim is to support our whole-school community, to encourage and provide opportunities to lead a healthier lifestyle in partnership with Wakefield Council. In demonstrating our intent to improve the health and well-being of our school community, we are currently working towards the Wakefield Health and Well-Being Charter Mark.
Mr Lowe is our Well-being Lead in school. If you have any questions or you need any advice about mental health or well-being, please don't hesitate to contact Mr Lowe who will be happy to guide you to the support you need.
To find out more about how mental health and well-being is taught in school, you can read our Relationships and Health Education (RHE) Policy which details our approach towards teaching our children those vital skills of being able to recognise, manage and regulate their feelings, whether they are big emotions or small emotions.
You can also find out more about how mental health and well-being is broken down by year group within our RHE progression document. This will show exactly what children will learn and discuss in each year group, and how previous learning is built upon and what new learning is introduced.
Our weekly newsletter provides parents with up-to-date services, support and advice on mental health and well-being as well as showcasing the work we are doing with the children in school.
Recently, the children celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week by spending time in our wonderful wilderness area; the children discussed how connecting with nature can boost good mental health. Through spending time outdoors, the children learned that nature can provide them with a simple way to keep their minds feeling healthy.