We have been awarded 'Healthy School' status. There are many ways in which you can support us in maintaining this...
- If your child has a packed lunch rather than school dinners please ensure they bring a healthy lunch to school. Try to provide a balanced meal, containing fruit and vegetables, and ensure they don't come to school with sweets or unhealthy snacks.
- Children don't need to bring water into school as they have access to a water cooler in their classroom and are supplied with water at lunch, whether they have school dinners or packed lunch.
- Walk to School - all the children are given the opportunity to participate in WOW, which stands for Walk once a Week. Children are encouraged to walk, cycle or scooter to school on a weekly, if not daily basis. Children record how they traveled to school daily on the class wall-chart. At the end of the month badges are awarded to those children who have walked at least once for each week in that month.
- Alternatively, children are encouraged to ride their bike or scooter to school and then store them safely in our 4 pods, located at the bottom of the playground by the entrance. (Please note that bikes and scooters are left at your own risk, so please secure them with your own lock). Bikes and scooters should not be used in the school playground for the health and safety of our whole school community.
To support our Healthy School, please do not bring in any cakes or sweets to give out to the class to celebrate your child's birthday.
Child Wellbeing and Mental Health
We also recognise that part of being a Healthy School means that we actively contribute towards every child’s positive mental health and wellbeing and demonstrate this commitment by:
- Creating a safe, warm and welcoming learning atmosphere within the school which supports positive behaviours for learning and successful relationships for all children
- Integrating activities that support the development of social and emotional skills and wellbeing and prevent bullying
- Employing an in-house counsellor / nurture and support mentor to work with individuals and small groups hit they navigate their way through life's problems
- Encouraging all children to display our 5 School Values : Honesty, Respect, Courage, Positivity and Kindness
- Whole school participation in Children's Mental Health Week every year
- Whole School participation in Anti Bullying Week every year
- The presence of 'Worry Monsters' in every classroom: Children can write their name or 'worry' on a slip of paper and feed them to these tiny soft 'monsters'. An adult from their class will then be able to support them as appropriate.
- Implementing the School wide use of Jigsaw, our PSHE scheme of work
- Using 'Circle Times' on the carpet to provide a safe forum for discussing topics which some children may otherwise find challenging to speak about
- Staff training and CPD or developing pupils’ social, emotional and mental wellbeing including Mental Health First Aid
Child Wellbeing and Mental Health - Useful Contacts for Parents and Carers
Park Hill Infant School Headship Team
T: 020 8680 0747
Nurture & Support Mentor – Ms Mascarenhas
Our experienced team are here to support you and your child.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need support.
Young Minds – children’s mental health charity
NHS: Every Mind Matters