During their time at Wellfield Church School, children will spend over 9,000 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom and playground, we feel it is essential that we provide an environment which promotes emotional wellbeing and healthy minds. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that our pupils learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives. Emotional wellbeing can impact on academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills.
At Wellfield Church School, we have a team of Wellbeing Ambassadors who support the whole school approach to mental health, emotional resilience and growth mindset. The ambassadors have worked with Paula Swainston from YNOT Aspire on how to provide a supportive environment to their peers. They are extremely enthusiastic to provide a friendly, smiling face and help whenever needed.
The role of the Wellbeing Ambassador at Wellfield Church School:
1) To demonstrate and help others work and play according to our Gospel Values
2) To welcome new children, staff and visitors to the school.
3) To be kind, caring and helpful towards others.
4) To act as a role model to other pupils.
5) To promote positive wellbeing within school.