Laleham Lea

A Catholic Independent Primary School for boys and girls aged 3 to 11

29 Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3JJ

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At Laleham Lea School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our Pupils, Staff and whole community. We have a supportive and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued.

We have a fully trained Metal Health First Aider to support Students and Staff with any issues that may be affecting them and their well being.

At our school we:
 help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
 help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
 help children socially to form and maintain relationships
 promote self esteem and encourage children to be confident
 help children to develop emotional resilience

We promote a mentally healthy environment through:
 Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging
 Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making (School Council)
 Celebrating all Student achievements both academic and non-academic (Our ‘Star Assembly’ celebrates all Student achievements each week, from Ballet Certificates, to Music Gradings and everything in between).
 Providing opportunities to take responsibility for themselves and others (Year 6 Pupils are give ‘Promotions’ to rolls of responsibility including Prefects, Sports’ Captains and Eco-Warriors).
 Access to appropriate support that meets their needs.

Students are encouraged to talk about any concerns or worries they have and Children’s Mental Health Week provides an excellent focal point for discussions, assemblies and workshops to help Students better understand their own mental health needs and those of others.

We recently undertook a Staff Wellbeing Survey (Dec 2020) to better understand our Staff support requirements and all Staff have access to a variety of wellbeing training and resources to help them in their personal and professional lives.

Links to further resources that Parents may find useful:

https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/