Mental Health & Well-being at Farmilo
Mental Health & Well-being Lead- Mrs Suzanne Tryner
Menatl Health First Aider- Mrs Suzanne Tryner
SENDCo- Mrs Rebecca Daysh
Parent & Family Support Worker- Mrs Carrie Morley
ELSA Teaching Assistant- Mrs Carrie Morley
School Counsellor- Mrs Kay Ledger
Mental Health & Well- being is a high priority for pupils and staff at Farmilo. The Headteacher leads in this area and staff are trained in delivering specific interventions with children. All teaching assistants are trained in nurture support for children and some TAs are trained in areas such as Lego Therapy, Talk & Draw and play therapy. There are various interventions which staff use with either individuals or groups of children.
All classes have a Worry Monster where children can write comments to their teachers which can then be addressed in class. KS1 classes also teaching the children about emotions so that they are better at articulating how they feel in certain situations. All classes practise Mindfulness and Breathing exercises and some classes have taken part in Yoga classes to support their well-being.
Staff well-being is really important at Farmilo and we expect that all staff are treated with respect by pupil, parents and their peers. Staff work incredibly hard with all children in school and the leadership team ensure that they are supported well and that CPD meets their needs. A staff well-being team meet regularly and organise events aswell as look at how we might reduce workload.