Team Meadows

We strive to provide an environment where children and adults feel safe and are nurtured so that they are able to achieve their best, and we are committed to supporting the mental and emotional health and well-being of our pupils and staff. We all have a role to play in supporting one another as part of our school community. 

We hope you will find the information on this page useful. You can also find further information about our work at The Meadows by accessing the following links:

 

Site Page Link Icon Support for Parents
Guidance and Support for Families
Site Page Link Icon Personal Development - Curriculum
Overview of Learning

At The Meadows, we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.

5 Ways to Well-Being

Well-Being Resources

Below you will find some resources that may be helpful to you and your families. Some of the activities are used in school to support children who are feeling anxious or struggling with managing their emotions. Please do not hesitate to contact us in school if you have any questions. Children's Mental Health Week 2021 resources are available here: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/topics/mental-wellbeing/overview

 

File icon: pdf Strategies to support mental well-being - Feb 2021.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Coping With Anxiety Workbook.pdf [pdf 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 20+ calming exercises.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Building Emotional Resilience in Kids.pdf [pdf 165KB] Click to download

Support for children and families

Life challenges can make us vulnerable and we all need additional emotional support at times. The mental-well-being support services below may be helpful to you and your family at any time. Please do not hesitate to contact us at school if you need advice or guidance and we will do our best to support you. 

External Link Icon Family Line
Confidential phone and email support service
External Link Icon Mind Charity
Guidance on finding counselling and talking therapies
External Link Icon Gingerbread - Mentally Healthy Schools
Resources and free helpline for single parents
External Link Icon Young Minds
Support for mental health in young people
External Link Icon Parents Protect
Accessing support
External Link Icon NHS Support
Alcohol support
External Link Icon Anorexia and Bulimia Care
Support for children, parents and carers
External Link Icon Autism Help
Information for primary parents and carers
External Link Icon Beyond Words
Support through picture books

Our Environment

We seek to create a happy and creative environment in in which everyone is valued. Each day, a calm environment is created in each classroom as pupils enter, and music plays as the children begin an introductory activity. A programme of timetabled support for individuals and groups of children is provided by the nurture team throughout the week. Our family support worker, Miss Gray, liaises with families regularly and provides guidance and advice. The calm environment of our Sunshine Room provides space during lessons, and at lunch time, for children to complete learning activities as required. Our social club and calm club also provide opportunities for pupils at lunchtimes. 

Online Safety for Parents 

This presentation for parents and carers, by Dan Hawbrook of the Lincolnshire Stay Safe Partnership, answers many questions about online safety for children.

(February 2021)

Top Tips for Wellbeing 

Dr. Alex George is the Youth Mental Health Ambassador, and here he shares 5 top tips for wellbeing as we begin half-term.