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Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

At Southglade Primary and Nursery School, we recognise that living through a global pandemic over two years has had an adverse affect on children's mental health and emotional well-being. We have put additional measures in place to support the children in their return to school and throughout their 2021-2022 academic year.

1. PSHE focus days

The first two days back to school had a PSHE focus. Children were given the opportunity to ensure children settled in and formed positive relationships with their peers and teachers.


2. Weekly PSHE

PSHE lessons will be taught weekly. These lessons will focus on our Learning Values.

We will also carry out daily assemblies both within phases and classes, which will focus on the Learning Values, Current Affairs and SMSC/Preparing for Life in Modern Britain. 


3. Learning Mentor Sessions

Every class has had a session with Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Chambers upon their return to school. The mentors discussed mental health and different ways that the children can look after their well-being. 


4. Wellbeing Wednesday

Once a half term we will have a Wellbeing Wednesday afternoon which will be planned and develop a key question linked to the Learning Values. These are as follows: 


Autumn 1: Respect / How can I stay safe? – links with safeguarding 

Autumn 2: Empathy / How I can show kindness to others? This links to this year’s anti-bullying theme (One Kind Word) 

Spring 1: Resilience / How can I control my emotions? 

Spring 2: Pride / How can I look after my body? 

Summer 1: Responsibility / How can I behave responsibly online? 

Summer 2: Honesty / What makes a healthy relationship? 


PSHE Curriculum Vision Statement

At Southglade Primary and Nursery School we believe that Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is crucial in supporting children in their personal development, and underpinning learning in the classroom, school, and in the wider community. PSHE education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and able to form and maintain positive relationships with others. Children develop an understanding of the ever-changing world in which we live, develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their life effectively. We aim to encourage mutual respect, resilience, pride, independence and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. As a school, we promote the use of Learning Values which creates a half-termly focus and underpins our PSHE curriculum. Within our teaching of PSHE we also cover a range of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) teaching in order to prepare our children for life in Modern Britain.


PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a crucial element of our curriculum at Southglade Primary School and underpins everything that we do.


In summary, PSHE education provides opportunities to learn about :

  • Relationships: including developing and maintaining positive relationships and dealing with negative relationships. .
  • Developing independence, resilience and responsibility: including preparing children and young people to face life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.
  • Health: including healthy lifestyles, healthy eating and exercise; mental and emotional health; drug, alcohol and tobacco education.
  • Managing risk: including understanding personal safety and online safety; financial choices and risks; appreciating the value of taking risks in certain situations (e.g. entrepreneurial risks).
  • Economic wellbeing: including the role of money, influences on our use of money, gambling, careers education
  • Employability skills: including learning about enterprise, business and finance. Developing the skills and attributes to succeed at work, including communication skills and confidence.