WELLBEING & HEALTH
Linthwaite Ardron prioritises the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, staff, parents and carers above all else. We know that life's challenges can impact significantly on everyone's mental health, wellbeing and capacity for learning. Our vision to Support, Help, Inspire, Nurture and Encourage each other is lived out every day through support for parents, Socially Speaking and Zones of Regulation intervention groups for pupils, areas for thoughtful prayer located in every classroom, a wellbeing room available for pupil use, pupil voice in all areas of school, PSHE curriculum delivered through the Jigsaw program, engagement with whole families where support is needed and staff training.
In this school we also provide a half day of wellbeing time for all pupils and staff. Activities are varied but there is always a focus on having fun, doing something different.
Diane Morris - school's Pastoral and Wellbeing Lead
Jasmine Francois - support for parents from Kirklees, Mental Health Support Team
Louise Scott-Thompson - support for pupils from Kirklees, Mental Health Support Team
Claire Horne - governor responsible for wellbeing
Diane, Jasmine, Louise and Claire are always happy to listen and help with any worries you may have and can be contacted through the school office.
If you feel there is another avenue of support we can provide, we would be pleased to hear from you as school are always looking to improve the service we provides.
Healthy and happy staff are at the heart of our school. Our team support each other in lots of ways. Below are recent comments made by staff about how we work together to ensure that wellbeing has a high priority. In turn, this ensures that staff are able to support our pupils effectively:
"We work together to overcome hurdles."
"Our school is positivity in action!"
"Meetings finish on time to improve work/life balance."
"All staff work together to improve outcomes for pupils."
"This is an exciting place to work."
Thank you to all our parents for the many positive comments and cards that have been sent to school. Although there are many avenues of support for staff, this definitely helps their wellbeing the most. See recent photographs of our recent wellbeing pizza lunch!
PARENTS AND CARERS
Wellbeing Fair - May 4th 2022
We were delighted to hold our first-ever Wellbeing Fair for parents, carers and families; Visitors to the fair enjoyed complementary refreshments served by our Year Five café staff and spoke to our stall-holders about issues personal to them.
At the fair, representatives from local agencies were available to offer friendly advice and support about a number of subjects that we know often worry, and can be confusing for, parents / carers, children and teenagers. It was super to see so many of our families taking advantage of the opportunity to find out what is available in our community to support. We welcomed representatives from:
The Colne Valley Hub - providing a wide range of support for families in The Colne Valley. Lisa shared information about a variety of subjects including the food share shop, uniform exchange, free activities for families during school holidays, links to support networks for parents of children with SEND and help for low income families.
Family Support Worker Alex Kalinowski - shared his wealth of
knowledge about support in the Linthwaite community for parents and carers who experience children's challenging behaviour at home with infants, children and teens.
Kirklees Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities -
A supportive, friendly network of parents and carers who support each other to navigate the ups and downs of being parents/carers. These like-minded people know exactly what you are going through and offered practical parenting courses, tips and advice.
It was lovely to see so many of our families at the fair and we hope to repeat the event in the future.
Please feel free to ask for paper copies of any information that you find on this
website from the school office.