Wellbeing & Support
At Methley Primary School we understand that the wellbeing of our whole community is fundamental to our growth and success. This includes pupils, staff and parents.
We have an embedded ethos that all staff are responsible for the well-being of every child in our school. Our training cycle and meetings consistently revisit and reinforce this.
All children are taught PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) as part of their curriculum and this covers a wide range of aspects including keeping ourselves safe, building relationships, mental health and wellbeing. In addition to this, teachers will hold circle times and address issues within their classes when they arise.
Supplementary pastoral support can be provided either 1:1 or in small groups by the school’s support staff. Additionally, Mrs Brown is a trained ELSA practitioner (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), who can work with individual children or small groups to overcome any barriers to learning that are connected to the child’s emotional health and wellbeing.
We are able to access support from the Brigshaw Learning Partnership Guidance and Support team including family support workers and counsellors who specialise in working with children.
Mrs Brown is trained in the Early Help/early intervention process, and all our staff are trained in Child Protection procedures.
We also have four members of staff who are specially designated to ensure the Safeguarding of all children (Mrs Elliott, Mrs Brown, Miss Hulme and Miss Waddle).
We have 2 members of staff who are trained Mental Health First Aiders (Mrs Brown and Mrs Rothwell) and as a school we have signed up to the DFE Staff Wellbeing Charter and continue to use this to guide our work.
Support for parents and families is signposted on Class Dojo periodically and when particular situations arise.
Below are some useful websites about wellbeing for families;