At Hopton Primary School staff are committed to championing the well-being and mental health of our children, staff and the whole school community. When our emotional well-being is valued, when we feel connected and secure in respectful and nurturing relationships, and when we feel safe to express any worries and concerns, we may have, we are most likely to thrive. Our children are more likely to enjoy learning and secure better educational outcomes. Our staff are more likely to enjoy their work and be more productive, and our community of families are more likely to enjoy a supportive environment for their children to be nurtured within.
At Hopton Primary School we have introduced the 'Zones of Regulation' across school to develop our children's emotional literacy. The use of colours to group feelings enables children to begin to understand the difference between expected and unexpected behaviours and how we can use a range of strategies to regulate our emotions.
Support on all these issues can be accessed via Young Minds (www.youngminds.org.uk), Mind (www.mind.org.uk) and for e-learning opportunities, Minded (www.minded.org.uk).
Identified children participate in Zones of Regulation intervention. This enables children to identify different emotions and recognise when they need to use strategies to regulate their emotions.
This support if provided by Northorpe Hall for identified children. This is accessed in school.
Chat and chill
Identified children are able to access the well-being hub to discuss any concerns or exercise calming strategies with Miss Henderson/Mrs Bates.
All children are able to request time to chat with an adult using the worry box system.
Identified children participate in this intervention to help understand the triggers for anger and ways to control emotional outbursts.
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin
Identified children participate in this intervention to help reduce anxiety and develop self-esteem.
Identified children are supported to understand the stages of grief.
Identified children are supported to explore their feelings around issues such as, self-image, divorce, breakdowns in friendship and coping with change.