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Wellbeing at Stepgates

Wellbeing is a huge priority at Stepgates Community School as we feel children need to be calm, focused and regulated, in order to learn and achieve their full potential.

Our Approach

As a result, we took part and continue to take part in the Compassionate Schools programme. All staff have been trained in Attachment and Trauma, and how to support our children who have needs in this area with all children using Zones of Regulation. This year we are also working towards the Nurturing Schools Award through the National Nurturing Schools Programme.

Our children benefit from the use of our Rainbow Sensory room and our Sensory Circuit. We have two Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) in school who work with a variety of children to help with their emotional needs, and we use Emotion coaching with our children. We have a Counsellor who works 1:1 with children and with groups of children, also offering a drop in for all children if need be. We have a school dog, Lolly, our Cavapoo, who is available for the children throughout the school day. Alongside this we have a Home School Link Worker, who works with our children in school and supports families who need help or advice.

Resources To Help With Mental Health and Wellbeing

'Child Mental Health & Wellbeing - 10 Top Tips for Parents'   

This resource is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing and is available as a document and short video. Please find attached a link to the following resource from SSS Learning:

Please see below for further resources to help with mental health and wellbeing, which we hope you will find helpful.

Coping With Anxiety Stress Booklet To Use with Young People Aged 11 to 19

Mind Matters IAPT Talking Therapies Surrey Leaflet

Multi Agency Health and Wellbeing Guide for Parents

Recognising when someone might be at risk of suicide poster

Stay Alive App for Surrey