At Micklefield, children’s safety, happiness and wellbeing are at the very heart of our family ethos and everything we do.
We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing which can affect their whole self.
- One of our key focuses is cultivating a Growth Mindset. We empower our children with a positive attitude, mindfulness practices, and a deep understanding of our core values.
- We create an open and positive culture that encourages discussion and comprehension of mental health. Assemblies dedicated to mental health and wellbeing are held, providing children with opportunities to listen and actively participate.
- We have an established Wellbeing Champion system. Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 elects a Wellbeing Champion who receives training to provide a listening ear to their peers.
- Special wellbeing events are held throughout the year, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, where we raise funds for the "Place2be" Mental Health charity, or Anti-bullying Week.
- The children maintain Wellbeing Journals to facilitate self-reflection and growth.
- We actively promote the “5 ways of wellbeing”; connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. This ensures the children understand the different outlets available to them for communication.
- Our School provides resources like a “worry box”, designated "bubble time” within classrooms, and a PSHE quiet corner where children can access a diverse range of books, addressing various PSHE themes.
- We regularly conduct Wellbeing surveys to assess children’s levels of positivity, self-efficacy, motivation, and resilience. Based on the results, appropriate steps are taken to promote positive development further.
- Our Year 6 students have the opportunity to be trained as Peer Mediators, practising a restorative approach and assisting on the playground.
- In Lower School, the Red Caps act as playtime helpers. By supporting each other, they foster a sense of connectedness and inspire a strong community spirit.
We believe that prioritising children's mental health and wellbeing not only contributes to their personal growth but also prepares them to thrive in a diverse and challenging world.
“The school fully meets its aim to develop happy, confident and well-rounded children.”
ISI March 2023