Here at Colne Engaine Church of England Primary School, our aim is to care for and develop the whole child educationally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically. Positive Mental health and wellbeing is essential to enable our children to make life long, well informed decisions and engage in the world around them.
Through our curriculum and school activities, we teach children how to maintain positive mental health and where they can go if they need help and support. Our carefully planned approach to PSHE supports our pupils to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, and to become resilient, informed and responsible citizens.
At Colne Engaine, we are committed to creating a happy, caring and supportive environment. As well as a learning environment, the school ensures there is a positive, supportive and inclusive ethos where children can thrive as part of a vibrant community of happy, confident learners, guided by our core Christian values, who believe they can make a difference in our world now and in the future.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a central to the curriculum across the whole school. Our curriculum helps children and young people to understand their own and others’ emotions, develop healthy coping strategies and seek appropriate support. And talking openly about mental health issues is an effective means of breaking down any associated stigma.
Teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing is also now a requirement as part of statutory Health Education. We teach the content safely, sensitively and in a way that’s appropriate to our children’s age or stage of development. Within school, we offer Emotional First Aid Provision and support and within the National Curriculum, every child has a minimum of two hours of physical education each week. We promote healthy eating throughout the school and continue to access outside help and support for pupils when required.