At St Richard Reynolds we are committed to supporting our pupils’ wellbeing to enable them to achieve their personal best, be happy and become the person God intended them to be. We have a strong pastoral system with a very clear focus on pupils’ emotional wellbeing, safety and happiness. This is led by Mrs Hartland, our Inclusion Manager and by Miss McMullen the Head of Primary. We support pupils in class through PSHE and RE teaching and also provide targeted support through our Emotional Literacy sessions, to those pupils who need additional support and guidance. The aim of this support is to build resilience, grow self-esteem, support friendship issues or difficulties outside of school and to offer pupils a safe and caring space in which to talk. In addition, we run an emotional well-being group using a resource we are piloting called: The Book of Beasties - a card game which helps pupils understand and deal with the different emotions they may experience in their lives. We also have a Chaplain, Miss Bayliss-Conway working with pupils at the College.
If a parent has concerns about their child’s well-being at any time, they are advised to contact their child’s class teacher in the first instance.We have very good links with the local authority’s support services as well as outside agencies.
You may find the following links to services useful:
A factsheet to support children’s emotional needs from Pacey the professional association for childcare and early years