Emotional Health and Wellbeing

The Governors and Staff of Beal Vale Primary School believe that we provide the vital transition from home to the outside world, and another step in the learning process which begins the moment a child is born.

Our school motto is: Learning is for Life, Enjoy the Journey!

We hope to lay the foundation for academic learning, fostering a love of knowledge and a desire to achieve. We seek to provide a setting that gives all children the best possible learning opportunities, matched to their individual needs, within a happy and safe environment. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We recognise and value diversity within our school, community and the wider world. Whilst academic achievement is important, we recognise our role in developing the “whole child”. Therefore we aim to promote not just intellectual growth but his/her physical, social, moral, spiritual, emotional, creative and aesthetic development, as well as raising self-esteem, encouraging a sense of responsibility, initiative, and self-discipline. As a School we continually strive to improve and aim to prepare our pupils to make a positive and responsible contribution to life in our ever-changing and increasingly technological world. We aim to develop a strong partnership with parents and encourage all our pupils to develop as citizens of the school and wider community.

We use Oldham’s whole school approach, ‘Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times’ to review and plan our practice and work closely with families, outside agencies and the children themselves to promote effective emotional health and mental wellbeing awareness, guidance, support and or intervention. Beal Vale lead teacher for emotional health and mental wellbeing is Mrs J Wild (SENCo ) and the lead governor is Mr C Richards. Beal Vale Primary School offers a qualified counselling service from ‘Off the Record’ in school.

We use Oldham’s whole school approach, ‘Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times’ to review and plan our practice and work closely with families, outside agencies and the children themselves to promote effective emotional health and mental wellbeing awareness, guidance, support and or intervention. Beal Vale’s lead teacher for emotional health and mental wellbeing is Mrs J Wild (SENCo) and the lead governor is Mr C Richards.

Below are some website that will offer further advice.

https://apps1.oldham.gov.uk/EarlyHelpReferral/EHR00Referral.aspx

Anyone can use this form to make a referral to Oldham’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH team) when there are individuals or families needing support from the Early Help team or when there are children or young people needing support for mental health issues. 

https://www.annafreud.org/

This website provides lots of information for children, young people, parents and teachers. There are lots of resources and animations to help us learn how to talk about mental health. 

https://www.mind.org.uk/

MIND is a mental health charity with a useful website filled with ideas for support, including mindfulness.

https://www.togmind.org/

Tamside, Oldham and Glossop MIND are a charity that support children and families in our area. They hold a drop in session on Thursday evenings at the Positive Steps building in Oldham town centre. You do not need an appointment to take your child, should you have any concerns about their emotional health and mental wellbeing. You can call them on 0161 330 9223. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg9v0z8mM2wIVwvhRCh3e5gt5EAAYASAAEgK6LfD_BwE

This website offers lots of information and support.